3SN presents Cabaret Elektronica ::: Alice Travels Beyond Wonderland

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Cabaret Elektronica :: Alice Travels Beyond Wonderland is presented as a live online performance workshop by the Third Space Network (3SN). This original music theater production is based on the life of the late DC art maverick and founder of WPA, Alice Denney, who passed away late last year at the age of 101. The work is a poetic rendering of Alice’s rebellious and mischievous spirit, adapted to a 21st-century digital reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Co-hosted by Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), The online performance workshop takes place Saturday, June 29, 5:00pm ET(UTC-4), streaming on Crowdcast.




Cabaret Elektronica, conceived, composed, and directed by media artist Randall Packer, is a work–in-progress online production performed in the newly designed Telematic Theater, an experimental multimedia theater platform created specifically for the Internet. Performers include mixed-media artist Melissa Ichiuji, tenor Charles Lane, and performance artist Katie Magician, who will be staged remotely from their studios in Front Royal Virginia, downtown Los Angeles, and Washington, DC respectively. The event will feature excerpts from Cabaret Elektronica, along with a demonstration of how the performers are green screened into virtual mediascapes. The workshop provides a window into Randall Packer’s high-tech Underground Studio Bunker in Washington, DC, where the magic happens. 




The Third Space Network is an artist-driven Internet platform for staging creative dialogue, live performance and activist projects: empowerment through the act of becoming our own broadcast media. A project of Randall Packer, the Third Space Network explores the Internet as a theater of the future, a place for live artistic experimentation, activism and social change.


Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a non-profit incubator for artist-organized projects. Artists curate all of our programming—as an extension of their own research and experimentation. Since its founding in 1975, Washington Project for the Arts has presented more than 500 exhibitions; 1,000 performances; 700 lectures, workshops, and symposia; 250 screenings; and 58 public art projects. Over the past four decades, nearly every major visual artist in the District has been part of WPA’s programming. After renewing its mission in 2018, WPA has carved out a new identity with a national and international scope, uplifting values of collaboration, experimentation, and inclusivity in all of its programmatic and operational activities. Learn more about WPA at wpadc.org.