From late March through late June, The Skeleton Rep(resents) conceived of, developed, shot, and released the first three parts of their mega myth, "The Great Vanishing."
In an alternate reality where CoVid hasn't happened, the world's most ancient monuments have started disappearing. No one seems to know what is happening to them. When people seem to start disappearing too, everyone becomes affected. This is The Great Vanishing.
The project utilized the talents of 45 writers and actors, a team helmed by -one universal script editor, Emily Claire Schmitt -one universal film editor, Nora De Broder -an original composition from Emily Rose Simons -and creator/producer Ria T. DiLullo
All development, filming and editing took place during the initial isolation of the spring of 2020.
To learn more about the participating artists, click here and scroll about halfway down! (Below are a sample of stills from TGV.)
The Skeleton Rep(resents) is 5 years old this summer!
In August of 2015, we were in the midst of our first production, a reimagining of the biblical Song of Solomonfeaturing King Solomon's love interest - named Lilith - set on the LES of NYC in the late 1970s. Footage from that performance can be viewed here.
Since then, we have continued to develop new works in adherence with our vision, to explore modern myth. This mission has taken us from a suburban teenager's living room where a minotaur becomes her boyfriend/father/friend to a team of dominatrixes just trying to do their job in the wake of the 2016 election. Not to mention the absolutely unbelievable, inevitable, and deeply explorable in-between.
I, Ria T. DiLullo, artistic director of The Skeleton Rep(resents), am beyond proud of the work accomplished by the scores of artists, witnessed by hundreds of audience members, in a dozen locations, over the last five years.
Thank you for traveling to each other's apartments, performing in unlikely corners, committing to great storytelling, being bold and believing in your size, scope, and capability. TSR wouldn't be what it is without you.
It is my hope that our 10-year anniversary may be celebrated with pomp and circumstance- in person, bold, and bright. But until then, I commit to creating new works, regardless of the limits imposed upon us. After all, every great creator need a boundary to push against, and I am excited to see what creations arise in the face of our near future.
With commitment, devotion, and a whole lot of love- Ria T. DiLullo & the Mission to Explore Modern Myth