Devising MISSION DRIFT
RED PAW has just finished filming this exciting behind the scenes feature length documentary following the indie theatre ensemble the TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment) for 3 years as they developed their new production MISSION DRIFT.
MISSION DRIFT premiered in August at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to outstanding reviews. It won every award possible at the Fringe and will premiere in New York in January 2012.
MISSION DRIFT is a pioneering journey west and east across the USA in search of the character of American Capitalism; told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and music that fuses Vegas glitz with western ballads and Southern blues.
The TEAM created MISSION DRIFT using their unique collaborative process of play making referred to as "devised" theatre. Using a combination of extensive research and reporting, improvisation, endless writing exercises, numerous global workshops, and constant change, they create art. The TEAM Makes A Play is with them every step of the way; through financial setbacks, creative crisis, writer/actor defections, and all the pitfalls of creating a play about American Capitalism in the middle of the financial meltdown.