Spark Acting is the interactive acting troupe that infuses theater with the spark of life
Here are the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, to help you ring in the New Year. This is the English translation from Burns’ original Scots verse. Tip: To help you mark midnight exactly, try the US government’s time service. Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you’ll buy your pint cup! and surely I’ll buy mine! And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. CHORUS We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine; But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, since auld lang syne. CHORUS We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared since auld lang syne. CHORUS And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give me a hand o’ thine! And we’ll take a right good-will draught, for auld lang syne. CHORUS Happy New Year to you and yours, from Spark Acting!
This October 14th, 15th, and 16th, Spark Acting is excited to work with Epic Immersive on the 2016 performances of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection, an immersive fable for the digital age that will be held at San Jose’s History Park. You’ll enter three fully immersive acts—a 1907 World’s Fair, the Roaring 20s, and a Depression-era camp—as you trace the epic saga of an inventor who finds a way to radically extend the human lifespan, and how his invention transforms life in the Valley of Heart’s Delight. Spark Acting has developed new characters for this year’s performances: a down-to-earth couple who run the town’s hotel. Come hear their thoughts on the implications of Matthew Briar’s discovery. We’ll use our familiarity with the Age of Resurrection world, gained while performing at last year’s event with our friends in the Aether Brigade, to portray characters with a new twist on viewing that world—or, should we say, with a new twisted view of that world? Spark Acting fans can save $20 per ticket! Epic Immersive’s last event sold out, so get your tickets today. For discounted tickets, information, and a video of last year’s performance, use this customized link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/large-scale-immersive-experience-matthew-briar-and-the-age-of-resurrection-tickets-27452573386?discount=sparkacting
Spark Acting℠ taught a workshop, “Embodying Steampunk Characters,” at Clockwork Alchemy 2016. It was a fun and engaging class! Thank you to all of our attendees. We look forward to interacting with your characters throughout the weekend.
Friday, May 27, 2016; 12:00–2:00 pm; San Juan room at Clockwork Alchemy. Casting off your mundane clothes to dress in steampunk attire is fun. During this workshop we’ll instead cast off our mundane minds, and transform into and interact as steampunk personas. This workshop introduces you to improvisational theater techniques, and no prior acting experience is needed.
Saturday, May 28, 2016; 7:00–8:00 pm; Gateway Foyer at Clockwork Alchemy. Professor Titania Taube is renowned as the most intelligent toaster in the world. Come hear Titania explain wonders, dispense advice, and answer unquestionably unanswerable questions. See for yourself the toast of the town. You are invited to arrive with your own questions for Titania to answer.
Sunday, May 29, 2016; 3:30–4:00 pm; Gateway Foyer at Clockwork Alchemy. You might not know this, but your possessions have feelings too. Through the science of animism, Spark Acting℠ can enhance those objects’ nascent life spirit to the point where they can communicate. Bring inanimate objects that you wish could talk, and your wish may come true.