The Video Game Monologues

Based on the real stories of gamers, The Video Game Monologues shares first times, legendary battles, and the lives changed by pressing “Start.” Part ethnography and part fantasy, this episodic play stages the adventures of hardcore and casual gamers alike, punctuated by cameos of notorious and beloved game characters. From arcade to console, The Video Game Monologues reminds us to learn from our fatalities and cherish our 1Ups.

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WHY THEATER ABOUT VIDEO GAMES MATTERS!
VAE is producing TVGM because memories made around video games are as significant for our identities as music, books, or any other experiential medium. As misplaced proof of their influence, video games often become cultural scapegoats, but performing these stories amplifies the redemptive power of games and how they can change our lives.

  • We believe that art and technology make great bedfellows
  • We value video games as important cultural barometers
  • We see theater as an accessible expression of cultural experience
  • We value events that bridge demographic divides
  • We enjoy pop culture, live storytelling, and fun spectacle

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MEET THE CAST

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Renzo Ampuero is an actor engaged with the intersections of theater, dance, and other creative disciplines. Originally from Peru, Ampuero has performed in New York, San Francisco, Cambridge, Moscow, and Sao Paulo. He has collaborated with playwright Ellen McLaughlin in the development of new plays and is a member of the Tides Theatre in SF and La Criatura Theater Company in NY. Renzo has an MFA from The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.

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Janne Barklis
 has performed as Marina in Pericles, Kate Osbourne in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Andromache in Trojan Women, Scapina in Scapin(a)!, and Lead in 4:48 Psychosis. She is a Creative Writing graduate of Colorado College where she wrote, designed, and directed the original play The Substitute. New to the Bay Area, she continues her training at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre and most recently performed as Carol Jackson in Chetty’s Lullaby and as Sodapop Curtis in the Low Road Theatre Company’s debut adaptation of The Outsiders.

 

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