We modified Vogel’s rules for a collaborative playwriting “bake-off” to fit our small merry band of writers: David Allerton, Kevin Cole, Amber George, Sarah Hempel Irani and Lydia Hadfield. Dramaturg David Allerton prepared and delivered background knowledge on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi: its historical, social and cultural context. The party then watched Geoff Dunbar’s 20 minute animated short adaption of Ubu Roi to foment recognition, outrage and inspiration. Next? Riotous creative catharsis! Theatre professional Doug Grove arrived just in time to read the part of Chipmunk #2.
Hadfield wrote the story as a stage play. It was read aloud Dec. 2015 on The Last Hurrah variety show & podcast. However, the Krimby Tales were not yet finished shape-shifting. Mr. Kevin Cole, (see ‘Who?‘) intuited the Tales’ true form. “I think it would make a pretty cool holiday shortfilm. Maybe look into having the stories animated in various fashions. I don’t know,”spake the Kev. His excitement was palpable. Emails! Abra Kadabra! Wheedling! Wrangling! Presto! Magic! Krimby! With one talented animator on board, and a professional production company willing to play, the necessary team members soon fell under the Krimby spell. Scrawled snark from once upon a time transfigured into an interdisciplinary artistic extravaganza which we encourage you to support today. Krimby Tales.