Oracle Performing Arts is bringing its innovative pop-up venue and its miniature productions to La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival. Designed to overcome theater-going barriers of distance, cost, time and class, Oracle’s venue can pop up anywhere to offer free theater to the public. Built into a 10-foot by 20-foot pop-up tent, Oracle’s unique venue has a mini lighting and sound system, a mini backstage, a mini performance area, and seating for 12 audience members at a time. Theatre on the Move features ten different 5-minute plays, a mix of raucous comedies and bittersweet dramas, in repertory throughout the weekend.
Oracle Performing Arts
was founded in 2017 to make theater and explore different understandings of reality. Oracle produces theatrical works that present challenging points of view, that are artistically innovative, and that provide both their audiences and collaborators with new or unusual experiences that may lead to new understanding. They believe theater can be entertaining and spectacular while still exploring provocative ideas and multiple perspectives. In May 2018 Oracle produced María Irene Fornés’ play Fefu and Her Friends inside the historic Victorian house at Olivewood Gardens in National City. Each audience was limited to 20 people. The play was performed inside the house and outside in the gardens. In November 2018 Oracle debuted its experimental pop-up theater in City Heights, Tierrasanta, and Clairemont. The tour featured 10 short plays, with actors and crew. At this public installation passers-by could pop in to see one play or stay for several.
Viewing area is located on a lawn.
Limited seating and standing room. Come and go as you please.