Episode 5 of Pacific TV, a pair of staged readings of two works in progress. The first is an added first scene to Rising Tide (episode 3 of Pacific TV), the second is a short play called Power Trip. They were performed at Community TV of Santa Cruz on Saturday July 7th, 2018
Originally I was going to present a one act family drama called A Better Place for episode 5, but it had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead I presented an added first scene to an expansion I’m currently doing to Rising Tide (I’m also going to change the title to Dermalogic, the name of the small company that’s the subject of the play).
Power Trip, the second piece, is a short work in progress I’m working on for a Bay Area theatre company that’s presenting a series of five minute plays based around the theme of power.
Originally I was going to postpone episode 5, but instead I decided to salvage to time slot I already reserved with a couple of pieces from my works-in-progress pile. The show must go on.
I’ll present A Better Place at a later time, either as episode 6 or 7.
Episode 5 of Pacific Television Theater will be performed and live broadcast tonight from Community Television of Santa Cruz at 7:30PM PDT. The half hour play that was originally going to be performed tonight had to be postponed. Instead, two staged readings of works in progress will be performed and broadcast live tonight. The first script is a rewrite addition to Rising Tide, a half hour drama that was performed on episode 3 of Pacific TV. The second is a short play called Power Trip.
Pacific TV can be viewed locally in Santa Cruz on Comcast 27, and can also be viewed online at the following link:
Episode 4 of the drama anthology Pacific Television Theater, performed and live broadcast from Community Television of Santa Cruz on May 27, 2017. Oasis is a half hour drama about a dispute over a community garden. The people of the neighborhood want to save it while the owner of the land has different plans. Selena and her father Diego meet with Roger, who works for the land owner, to find out what’s going to happen to their community garden, and if it’s possible to save it.
Episode 4 of Pacific Television Theater will be performed and live broadcast tonight at 7:30PM PDT from Community Television of Santa Cruz. Tonight’s show is Oasis, a half hour drama about a struggle to save a community garden. Within Santa Cruz, Pacific TV can be seen on Comcast 27 and Charter 73. Elsewhere it can be viewed online at: http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/
Oasis, episode four of Pacific Television Theater, will live broadcast on Saturday May 27th at 7:30PM PDT from Community TV of Santa Cruz, Comcast 27, Charter 73, and live webcast at http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/
Oasis is a 30 minute drama about a dispute over a community garden. Selena and her father Diego go to see the owner of the land to see what his plans are. They are met by Roger, who works for the owner. Roger presents various plans that the owner has for the land, whereas Selena and Diego want to keep the land as a garden.
Pictured above are Francisco Oliva as Diego, Mariana Aroxa as Selena, and Christopher Fung as Roger
This is episode three of Pacific Television Theater, Rising Tide, a one act play about a small skin care products company struggling with the challenges of growth. The owner has ambitious plans for her small company but the workers are worried that they’ll lose sight of their original mission statement. It was supposed air live last October 8, but due to technical difficulties it did not go out. It was recorded however and so I am able to post it. This is the first episode in color, and the first to use the green screen for backgrounds.
My last episode of Pacific Television Theater which was supposed to live broadcast last Saturday night was not able to broadcast due to technical difficulties. The person in charge of programming at CTV Santa Cruz was not made aware that my show is live. However the show was performed and recorded, so once I edit out a couple of parts I will be able to post episode 3, Rising Tide, as soon as possible.
A friend from college who’s been making industrial films for 25 years allowed me to guest post on his blog Tales From The Set, a behind the scenes look at his film making. My post is about the making of my live TV show Pacific Television Theater and is called Tales From The Studio. In this post I talk about finding rehearsal space. I did take some liberties with the narrative to make the post more interesting, but the underlying truth is the same.
A big thanks to Sean Frame from Frame X Frame Productions for letting me post on his blog.
The next episode of my show Pacific Television Theater is currently in rehearsal and will be performed and live broadcast on Saturday October 8! Go to the Pacific Television Theater page for more info.
The second episode of my live televised drama anthology show! Episode 2 is two short plays. Gateway is about a new resident to a gated community who discovers that the aberrant behavior he thought he was leaving behind in the outside world also exists within the confines of his new community. Reunion is about two high school acquaintances who run into each other after two decades, and secret and unsettling desires are revealed.
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