Screenshot Productions’ main goal is to use self-reflection to facilitate growth and improvement. Their works often challenge the individual to find empathy and connection to others’ conditions, especially in the larger context of social and cultural issues.
- Screenshot Productions
- Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco Area
- Individual Shows with Some Group Experiences
- Full Physical Contact; Exploration Based
- Immersive theater that focuses on a singular theme–such as death, birth, fear, and love.
- Meant to have an impact on the world and change it one person at a time.
- Non-horror, often with zen and self-reflection themes
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Screenshot Productions is a collective of interdisciplinary artists with a long-term vision to establish a sustainable immersive culture in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Their mission in all the work they create, regardless of form or medium, is to place the individual within universal human experiences that speak to larger cultural or social issues, and thereby ask the individual to consider their responsibility and place within a larger whole. Their works often challenge the individual to find empathy and connection to others’ conditions through their own inner reflection. Screenshot Productions explore the spaces between art, technology, interconnectivity and the self, creating journeys with a genuine emotional impact.
Their previous shows have been Fear is What We Learned Here, Parturition, Shoshin, Bardo Thodol, and The Rope with an ongoing membership package Das Gericht. Selected descriptions are as follows:
Fear is What We Learned Here: Fear asked you to enter a dream that challenged you to face your greatest existential fears. Within this dream you traversed ever changing hallways of darkness and fog, encountering different representations of universal fears of the human psyche such as the fear of failure, loneliness, or rejection. The experience ended with an empowering sequence representing the overcoming of such fears and a challenge to live an empowered, fulfilling life going forward.
Parturition: Experience your birth firsthand. Chose from a natural (naked) or theatrical (clothed) birth and prepare for your awe-inspiring entry into this world. Move through visceral birth canals, be forcefully removed by doctors, and meet your loving mom for the first time. This emotional journey left many in tears by its conclusion.
The Rope: Gather around a crackling bonfire in the cavern of Medullarum, opening a portal into the dark world of Conscientia. Travel this world as the unnamed hero amid a network of illusion and ethos. The Rope utilizes intimate performance, illusory installation and the cultural mirrors of fantasy and sci-fi to traverse a synesthetic narrative of agency and empathy. It plays like an RPG from the PS2 era, envoking a sense of discovery and mystery.
Fear is What We Learned Here: In 2017, Screenshot mounted a new version of Fear is What We Learned Here in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The show was organized as short vignettes that all focused on the theme of fear and control. A feeling of unease was created by openly discussing issues of religious control, social injustice, the use of torture—and your role in it all.
Abide: Abide is an immersive installation utilizing live instrumentation, performance and generative artforms to explore entropy and nonduality. Through sensory and auditory immersion, performers discard binary structure inviting audience members into their own attempt at a shift in perceptual structure. Musicians and artists perform together creating a space where attendees, alongside performers, can collectively foster an objectless awareness, experiencing a kenotic self-emptying.
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