Emerie Snyder, A voice inside your head, audio-theatrical experience for one listener, 5 minutes 42 seconds
American, b. 1983, playing from New York City, NY, USA
Emerie Snyder announced at age five that her hobby was "thinking about lots of things." It's still true. Emerie is a freelance theatre director based in New York City and Founder/Artistic Director of The Intentional Theatre Group. Productions with The IT Group include NeverCracked and Archipelago, both of which paired published plays with newly commissioned works. She also directed Walls, a short independent film on digital video. Current projects include Exhibit, an immersive theatre piece in the form of an art gallery tour, and Umbrella Houses, a two-person play with live video elements, recently presented by Dixon Place. Emerie is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has studied at Stony Brook Southampton, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. http://www.emeriesnyder.net
Thoughts on the Telephone process
This was a wonderful and challenging experience! I love that we were forced to (try to) find an indefinable essence of another artist’s work, boiling it down to a core idea, in order to then translate that idea/message to a new medium.
The process was especially interesting and tricky for me as a theatre artist—what I love about theatre is that it’s inherently a live medium, with the audience and performers sharing the same space and breathing the same air, but for Telephone I had to figure out how to create a theatre piece that could be sent electronically across continents. My solution was to create an audio recording that essentially guides the listener in playing the roles of both audience member and performer, (hopefully) creating a real-time, live theatrical experience.