Charles L. Mee's Multi-Media Fire Island Gets New York Premiere in April 2008

News   Charles L. Mee's Multi-Media Fire Island Gets New York Premiere in April 2008 3-Legged Dog productions will present the world premiere of Charles L. Mee's Fire Island, a multimedia performance-installation piece, in April 2008 at the 3LD Art and Technology Center.
Playwright Charles L. Mee
Playwright Charles L. Mee Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Fire Island was created by Mee – co-author of the ambitious Belle Epoque at Lincoln Center – specifically for the production company, which is a non-profit theatre and media group that predominantly focuses on large-scale experimental artwork. Fire Island will feature 108 artists - among them Tuvan throat singer Albert Kuvezin - and 3-D Eyeliner technology that 3LD premiered last season in Losing Something. The technology will transform the 3LD performance space with the added use of an extremely wide format HD video work, 3-dimensional video and spatial sound as well as an on-going interactive web component. The entire studio will be covered in white sand to complete the environmental performance setting, which is described in press notes as "the ultimate high-tech beach party."

OBIE winner Charles L. Mee is the current playwright-in-residence for the Signature Theatre Company's 2007-2008 season. The playwright, known for his ability to create dramatic textual collages, will see the New York premiere of his plays Iphigenia 2.0 directed by Tina Landau, Queens Boulevard (the musical) as well as Paradise Park at the Signature. Mee is a frequent collaborator with choreographer and director Martha Clarke with whom he penned Belle Epoque and Vienna: Lusthaus.

3-Legged Dog productions, whose original performance space was destroyed on Sept. 11, relocated in spring of 2006 to their new performance space, the 3LD Art and Technology Center, which is located at 80 Greenwich Street in Manhattan. For further information visit www.3leggeddog.org.

For additional information on the works of Charles L. Mee visit www.charlesmee.org.