theStations is Complete!
…well kinda. I’ve completed www.thestationsproject.com, where you’ll find Sam Shepard’s play Cowboy Mouth broken into 14 digestible episodes (a video and prayer for each). I’ve been posting one station a month, and now they are all up for you to nibble on or binge watch in full.
I’m calling them “stations” because I’ve borrowed the Catholic storytelling form of the Stations of the Cross, which tells the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection via 14 art pieces. Around Lent, Catholics walk these 14 pieces and reflect on Jesus’ journey. I’m not Catholic, and I’m not comparing my work to the divine, but I’ve always loved this idea of physically traveling through story and I thought it would be an interesting way to share theater. I also wanted to experiment with making theater accessible at any time on any kind of device.
I’ll be back around Lent, to launch a YouTube campaign of the project, where I’ll post one station a day on a channel. I hope you’ll follow it and help me share it as it unfolds. I need your help doing so! For now, please log on to the project’s website and experience a play I love, which is all about realizing your own dreams.