The Pacific Television Theater (formerly Pacific Avenue Theater) is a live televised anthology show that is being produced at and broadcast from Community Television of Santa Cruz. Pacific Television Theater broadcasts on on Comcast 27, Charter 73, and will live webcast over http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/.
I am currently putting together episode 5, a half hour drama called A Better Place. I have all three roles cast, and we just had our read through of the script. We’ll rehearse in May and the show will be performed and live broadcast on Saturday July 7th.
Episode 4, Oasis, was performed and live broadcast on May 27, 2017.
Episode 3, Rising Tide, was performed on October 8, 2016
Below is a picture from the read through on Saturday September 17.
Left to right; Liisa Kemp, Mandy Brown, Tiffany Cesi Cesarin, Judy Cerda (picture), Robert Kirkendall, Andrea Lea Martzipan (picture), Rick Kuhn, Damien Jade Warren, and Francisco Oliva
Episode 2 aired on August 6, 2016
And our first show premiered on June 25, 2016.
The first play, Last Call, is a one act that takes place in a neighborhood pub on a slow Tuesday night. It is an ensemble piece that follows of lives of its various patrons as they pursue what they want in a world that always isn’t giving.
Pacific Television Theater was inspired by the Golden Age of Television. An era from the early days of the medium when live broadcast anthology shows featured many up and coming actors, brilliant writers and directors, and presented some of the finest drama of its day. I am attempting to recapture the magic of that time while bringing it into the modern era. Also, by presenting this play live instead of recording it so it can be watched at people’s leisure, it specifies a time and place when people can all get together for a single shared experience, a perfect pairing of art and technology!
For those feeling inclined to help offset costs, here’s a link to our GoFundMe site. And if you want to wait until after the show to see if its worthy of a donation, I will do my best to earn your dollars. https://www.gofundme.com/PacificTV