This website – FILMSCRAMBLE.ORG – is intended to follow the progress of the Mobile Bay Film Scramble and other similar projects and related goings-on in Lower Alabama.
Last night we kicked off the inaugural Mobile Bay Film Scramble;
wherein teams were given 9 days and a handful of thematic elements with which to create a short film (11 min or less) – to be screened at the Crescent Theater April 1 at 11pm.
35 people turned out to the kick-off/sign-up meeting and by the end of the evening, 14 different teams had signed up to undertake the challenge…
more coming soon!
Local artists will unveil the one and only performance of their short plays of re-imagined fairy tales when Theatre Scramble Mobile presents “Fairy Tale Theatre” at 6 p.m. March 12 at Space 301 on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile.
Fairy tales transcend time and location, with similar stories existing in different cultures. In recent decades, fairy tales have been presented as family-friendly entertainment with consistently cheerful endings, but historically, fairy tales have contained dark material — and characters didn’t always live happily ever after.
Teams have been encouraged to examine their selected fairy tale and its versions around the world, and have been given free license as to content. In other words, this is not a show for the kids.
There are many ways one can re-imagine a fairy tale, whether one uses the Baz Luhrmann approach (“Romeo & Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio), the Gregory Maguire approach (“Wicked”) or anything in between or outside of that, including a “Sleeping Beauty” in which everyone wears funny hats and talks with thick accents.
The March 12 event is sure to bring out a lot of creativity and originality. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available as visitors watch fairy tales acted out in new ways!
Theatre Scramble Mobile was started by Stefanie Bencsath and Trey Lane. Its mission is to provide area writers and actors with opportunities to showcase their talent to the community in the form of short, original plays created within two to three weeks. This is live theater in a pressure cooker.
Fairy Tale Theatre is the third such event to come out of Theatre Scramble Mobile. The first took place in November at the Mobile Museum of Art and was greeted with an audience of more than 200.
The second, a family-friendly, Mardi Gras-themed scramble, took place in February 2011 at Mobile Museum of Art.
Vist the Theatre Scramble Mobile website, where the plays should be viewable sometime in April 2011.