Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hands Down

This afternoon Virtualpolitik pal Mark Marino put on a staged performance of his story A Show of Hands, which originally appeared as a hypertext novel about three sisters, a family drama of murder and daily labor, and the May 1st 2006 pro-immigration demonstrations that mobilized tens of thousands of migrant laborers of all classes in U.S. cities.

Marino had a series of questions for audience members: "were there portions that you did not need or want to hear?" and "which story lines left you wanting to see more dramatized?" and "what questions do you have about the plot?"

I've written about questions raised by adapting traditional dramatic works to new media genres, so it was interesting to see the reverse process in play.



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