Vaudevisuals interview with David Commander – “Steve of Tomorrow”

“STEVE OF TOMORROW”

Written and Directed by David Commander

March 16–April 1, 2017  at The Collapsable Hole
55 Bethune Street, New York NY 10014

Thursday-Friday, March 23-24 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1 at 8:00 pm

Running time: 50 minutes, no intermission

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In Commander/Ramirez’s video-puppetry extravaganza STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couch surfing time traveler Steve appears at a cramped apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of ever-present media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows.  
“I wanted to make a show about how every step into the future seems to divide us, especially now that anxiety has taken a hold on the nation. I want to tell this bleak story using puppets, of course,” says Commander of his 2015 production which strikes a timely chord in the age of Donald Trump.
STEVE OF TOMORROW will be performed by its co-creators writer/director  David Commander and media artist Rob Ramirez, and Lisa Clair. The show features additional computer animation by Jangle Miau, additional voice and video performance by Cary Curran, Jedidiah Clarke, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, set design by David Commander, and lighting by Takaaki Ando.
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Jim R. Moore

Photographer/Videographer/Recluse Founder of Vaudevisuals.com