DEUS EX MACHINA by writer/director/composer Alexander Janko
All writers clutch a bag of tricks. Their creative challenge is to discard them.
Euripides, a Greek playwright, was the first to cave. Having painted himself into a corner, he needed help resolving the plot of Medea. A dragon-drawn chariot—sent by the sun god—magically appeared to save his protagonist.
Voilà! The tag deus ex machina (god from machine) was coined.
Come learn how the T-Rex that hops up "just in time to devour the velociraptors" in JURASSIC PARK is a cheat. And how an actor's instinct can become a director's savior when the writer fails to provide their character a hero's choice...
Fri, Nov 4
Ojai Art Center
113 S Montgomery St
Ojai CA 93023