Heights Of Divine Apathy is an absurd comedy about loneliness, and the search for truth and self-love in an ultra-connected world. A play within a play with a pandemic in-between. Busu Theatre and StoneCrabs Theatre joined hands to create this fantastic collaborative piece filmed during the pandemic from both Japan and the UK. The production was distributed as ticketed online interactive events. Utilising Zoom, there was to be an introduction from Executive Director Fabio Santos with live Japanese translator Tomoko Kumora, a showing of the film, followed by a Q&A with the global cast and crew. Prettyr were behind the scenes producing the live event showings. We ensured that the film was displayed in HD with subtitles and clear, direct audio (no easy feet using the Zoom platform which is optimised for speed and minimal CPU memory), inserting graphics and backing tracks, queuing correct displays and webcams at the right time.
When a theatre company gets hired to perform an international version of Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, the producer is nowhere to be seen, the director disappears and Beckett’s theatre hero status is challenged when the actors find out that the Beckett estate won’t allow women to perform the piece.