Monday, February 7, 2011

TRS: Resources


So it's been a while, but as I start the process for developing a new piece this year, I thought I'd share some of the resources used in the devising/rehearsal process for The Rave Scenes.  A couple of times we actually watched one of the movies listed, as a means to have a communal experience so that those with various experiences in "the scene", or none, would have something to discuss.

Each rehearsal, before even getting the script, we would sit in a circle and take turns picking a random book out of the pile, open it to a random page, and read a passage or two. This was informative to both the ravers and non-ravers in the cast.

Anyway, I thought I'd share what we shared with each other. Main links go to Wikipedia article unless otherwise noted, and other links are among those that pop up first in a Google search. Gonna list our Community Partners first:

Thanks for the resources and support you provided for this production!!

  • E, The Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy (2008)
  • Ecstasy Reconsidered (1997)
  • Generation Ecstasy: Into the world of Techno and Rave Culture (1999)
  • Hallucinogens: A Reader(2002)
    • In Search of the Ultimate High: Spiritual Experiences Through Psychoactives (2000)
    • The Little Book of Ecstasy (2003)
    • Rave Culture: An Insider's Overview (1999)
    • Trance Formation: The Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Global Rave Culture (2005)
    • Up All Night: A Closer Look at Club Drugs and Rave Culture (2001)
    Other sites which are relevant to this community and scene:
    So please feel free to comment if you've seen any of the movies, read any of the books, visited the sites, and if you have any others you'd recommend for consideration.

    JR Russ
    Vision Director
    A Way of Life Productions
    *AWoL Productions, its partners, and individuals directly involved in this production
    neither encourage nor condemn drug use.
    *Community partners involved in this production are not affiliated with each other,
    and do not endorse or disapprove of each others’ activities.

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