POINT BREAK LIVE! takes the audience along for the ride as FBI agent Johnny Utah is abused by the bureau, hazed by the LA surf community, and bromanced by one truly radical sonofabitch -- wave-catching guru Bodhisattva. In a “low-brow brilliant!” twist according to New York Magazine, the role of Utah is performed by an audience member selected nightly in an impromptu Are U Keanu? contest. To infiltrate the violent and insular world of the LA surf scene, former audience member Special Agent John Utah must learn to surf, sky dive and dominate at beach football. His lines are provided to him via cue card via a production assistant who is also his stunt double. No shit.
Sometimes credited as the first-ever “reality-play”, the audience as the movie's extras are caught in guns-a-blazing bank robberies, bloodied from senseless violence and soaked in a devastating Australian hurricane. No worries...a POINT BREAK LIVE! SURVIVAL KIT (poncho, earplugs, Bodhisattva $ etc.) is included with each ticket purchase! The life you save may be your own!
Ms. Keeling created the radical theatrical device of casting the LEAD from the audience – which has contributed to the overwhelming success of the production.
The cast of POINT BREAK LIVE! Features Michael Christoforo, David Carl, Jo-Anne Lee, Mark Sam Rosenthal, Tristan Griffin, Kate Armstrong Ross, Brian Sturgill and Chris Nester.
Production design includes technical design by Zach Wood, live music by Patrick Hambrick, fight choreography by Rod Kinter, Shane O’Connor is the Stage Manager.
JAIME KEELING (WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR) Jaime Keeling has curated, produced, and directed many independent film/theater/multimedia projects. She produced 2011 Spirit Award-winning, and Gotham Award-nominated feature film “Without” and award-winning music video “Caskets” for artist Damien Jurado. She was formerly the program director of film arts non-profit Northwest Film Forum where she curated year-round programming and worked closely with local and international artists from all mediums. She was the originating programmer of L Magazine's popular outdoor film series Summerscreen in Brooklyn. She first premiered her college stoner joke Point Break LIVE! in 2003 in the highly liberal and permissive city of Seattle, Washington. It was a hit.
She is living proof that a major in philosophy can help you become a well-rounded writer of some killer stoner jokes that will still be appreciated by audiences over a decade later. Special Thanks to Keanu Reeves without which she would not have a career.
POINT BREAK LIVE! First premiered in 2003 for a sold-out 1 month run Directed/Produced by Jaime Keeling at Seattle's Little Theater and has since toured throughout the country, including extended runs at the Knitting Factory/Webster Hall/Bell House/Littlefield in New York, DragonFly in Los Angeles, and DNA Lounge in San Francisco. It previously played at Charlie O's Lounge in the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles where much of the movie took place, and premiered on October 1, 2008 at the V Theater/Planet Hollywood Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. To date it is the longest running show in LA/Hollywood, where it opened in 2007.
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