DUET FOR TWO FEMALES is a story about moshpit nosebleeds, shithead boyfriends, and twat-blocking.
A short film by Angelica Malerba, not yet available online. Filmed in the iconic Town Hall Pub in Chicago.
BOHEME IN A BAR
Boheme In A Bar is the opera La Boheme staged in a bar, with concept and direction by Dylan Bandy and performances by Ryan Center & Chicago Opera Theater Young Artist singers.
The immersive staging allows for direct contact with the singers and 360º of sound, making the Romantic opera more of a chamber work. Immediate is the lush sonic atmosphere of the swirling marketplace, then the sparse, dank apartment of two broke artists. Sung in the original Italian, with clowns for interpretation, this production was praised for its emotional truth, approachability, and very fine singing.
April 2014 at Act One Pub | Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL
Dir. Dylan Bandy Music Dir. by Sarah Jenks Production /kor/ Productions
Before I studied filmmaking, I made my first short for under $200. We shot on DSLR.
BEFORE 30 is about a woman who is turning 30, and doesn't know what the hell she's doing with her life. But like, she just bought a new sofa. [NSFW]
STRANGERS IN A SONG III is a solo work, site specific to a Logan Square back yard, and a part of the Chicago Home Theater Festival (CHTF) 2014.
A collage of videos plays in cacophony: an interview with David Foster Wallace, 1960s LSD research, feel-good memes, Louis CK on Conan. A backdrop of oneliness in the technological age. The phone rings, and a woman (me) starts singing, then hangs up, then waits, watches the videos, waits. The phone rings again. She sings again, hangs up, waits.