Brown Box Theatre Project opens its ninth year of programming with a world premiere of don’t feed the bear, a workshop production. Local playwright Cam Torres stars in his one man show, touring to Rhode Island, Boston, and Ocean City.
Brown Box’s mission is to break down barriers to live theatre by bringing the very best in performance, design, and collaboration to unconventional venues and underserved destinations. In keeping with this model, Cam Torres’ don’t feed the bear is a play that challenges the ways in which theatre is typically created and consumed, and it will transform public spaces into vibrant cultural and tourist destinations. The company seeks to use performance as a way to reach new communities, share diverse stories, and spark conversation.
Ocean City local playwright Cam Torres sees this play as a raw, unique opportunity to share the gift of theatre with the community.
Says Torres,”don’t feed the bear is a play about desperation, longing, and capital C – connection. In this technological age when physical and psychological contact is becoming more distant, this need rings true in all of us.”
Follow one character’s journey to find connection: connection with life, art, and ultimately the people in front of them. Battling their own existence from creation to dust, Will questions reality, explores human connection, and admits deafening loneliness and crippling insecurity in the common pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. With Will, we witness what it means to be utterly and horribly human.
You can catch don’t feed the bear at Ocean City Center for the Arts, Friday – Sunday, March 22-24. Tickets: $20. For more information, visit: www.brownboxtheatre.org.