AliBi: a reality-bending livestream theatre experience​

Livestream AR Theater

With Johnny Butler and AnA Collaborations

Feb 27th 2021 @ Gene Frankel Theatre, Soho NY

Inspired by Tristen Tzara's 1924 French Dadaist play Handkerchief of Clouds, AliBi immerses the audience in a love triangle told through fragments of movement, music, and absurdity. When one of the lovers is murdered, a private investigator uses augmented reality, motion capture and voice recognition software to solve the homicide. The suspects try to dance their way out of trouble. A fourth wall collapses under the pressure. No one can be trusted.

Everyone has an alibi. What's Yours?

AliBi is Technodramatists first experiment in livestream theatre. Everyone in the show, from animated characters to virtual tornadoes will be created in real time, merging the magic of special effects with the immediacy of live theatre.


Johnny Butler as The Poet
Alex Jenkins as The Banker
Nick Alselmo as Andreas
Anne Bates as Alibi

Set and Virtual Concept Design - Yichan Wang
Sound Engineer - Julian Picado
Associate Designer - Justina Yeung
Lead Designer - Min Kwak
Lead Technologist - Yashwanth Iragattapu
Production Manager - Emily Cauthorne
Technical Director - Hy Braverman

Composer - Johnny Butler
Choreography - AnA Collaborations (Alex Jenkins and Audrey Rachelle)
and Johnny Butler

Directed by Brian Rardin
Written by Lorne Svarc

Additional Material by Olivia Brummett

Produced by Lorne Svarc and Brian Rardin
Created by Lorne Svarc