K ! :D D: Ö
A Virtual Live Interactive Television Game Theatre Experience Adventure
in the process of being created/devised by Frank Wo/Men, a physical theatre collective
Stemmed from the seeds of our kiddo magic, there exist five rooms — each a unique home space that possesses its own sneaky sneaky bells and whistles. Five live kiddadult characters inhabit these personalized rooms, and the audience has the ability to observe them through 11 potential camera views with increasingly interactive rounds of influence.
Amidst the weaving of the five’s kooky psychodynamic journeys, this pseudo-“Sims” live action experiment engages the audience with a User Interface hosted on our website, that— through a series of easter eggs or digital buttons — allows the users to modify the environments, play games with the characters, and even taste control.
Through the thick of what is our “ “social” “ world now, this show is a “let-us-take-you-on-our-expedition” into becoming closer to our childhood selves, all within an interactive experience where the audience gets to help make decisions with us, influence our worlds, and converse with us about it.
This project is commissioned by Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and developed through a residency partnership with Fusebox Festival.
K ! :D D: Ö collaborators / multi-hat wearing conceptualists:
Co-Producers: Alexa Capareda, Chris Conard, Roberto Di Donato, Kelsey Oliver
Co-Directors: Kelsey Oliver & Roberto Di Donato
Technical Director/Scenic + Lighting designer: Chris Conard
Integrated Media Co-designers: Chris Conard & Michael Bruner
Integrated Media Engineer/Web Developer: Michael Bruner
Musician/Sound Engineer: Schivona “Schi the God” Johnson
Videographer + Editor/Camera Movement + Installation: Tori Reynolds
Original Costumes Designer: Aaron Flynn
Co-Costume Curators: Aaron Flynn & Kelsey Oliver + performers
PR/Creative Copy Director: Alexa Capareda
- Closet: Erica Saucedo
- Living Room: Khali Sykes
- Garage: Alexa Capareda
- Bathroom: Roberto Di Donato
- Bedroom: Kelsey Oliver
Frank Wo/Men Collective, based out of Austin, TX, is an ever-evolving group of interdisciplinary artists and multi-interested embodiers. Frankie collaborators co-produce a multitude of maximalist, highly physical pieces which are often fervid, contemplative, or idiosyncratic. Our work is underpinned with intersectional thinking, queerness, Freudian curiosities, body positivity, and absurdist exploration.
Workshop shows: Dec 12 & 13 (Sat and Sun)
Slots available @ 2p, 4p, 6p, 8p (CST)
ASL interpreted show: Dec 13 @ 4pm
***if you can’t make any of those times, there are (secret…shhhhh) other ways to participate in our beta tests of the thing on Dec 5 / 6 / 11 — message us or email [email protected]***
You’ll need a device (desktop or laptop or tablet or mobile phone) that connects to the internet (and internet!)
An email will be sent to you the day before with your pre-show prep manual for the best K ! :D D: Ö experience….
- ASL interpreted show: Dec 13 @ 4pm. We will email you a separate zoom link 24 hours before the show.
- Want private transcription services? Give us at least 48 hours notice and we’ll connect you! (email [email protected])
- Any other accessibility requests? Give us at least 48 hours notice, and we’ll do our best to accommodate! (email [email protected])
Please note: This piece has grown-up moments and some mature themes -- if you have kiddos of your own, please join us at your discretion.
For more information about the Frankies, go to frankwomencollective.com