Three strangers board a whimsical truck helmed by a scout-turned-bus-driver with their sights set on Utopia, Clarity and Home. When expectations clash with reality, they get what they need, but not what they came for.
Journey to Anywhere was brought to life by the cast who improvised the material within the road map loosely laid out by director, Sara Fenton. “I’m not normally in the pieces I direct,” explains Fenton, “but in VR there’s no behind the scenes for the director to hide, so I figured I’d jump in with them.”
This VR experiment was conceived at the School of Making Thinking Immersion 2.0 Residency at Cucalorus in July of 2018 with the support of ARVR.
Sara Fenton creates films, plays, and dances. And sometimes poutine, too.
Her professional dance and acting background make her an actor’s director with an eye for blocking, camera movement and choreography. “I think truth and humor are the best way into any story,” Fenton explains, “and I find myself drawn to adorably inept characters.”
Fenton got her start in production as coordinator for the documentary series Canadian Geographic Presents… and has since brought to the stage Take me to the Poorhouse, Rise and Shine [I thought I was White] and the monthly storytelling series Rant & Rave now in its 11th year. As part of the team at the USC Media Institute for Social Change, Sara champions the use of media as a vehicle for activism. She worked as Director’s Assistant for Obie Award winning theatre director, Jo Bonney for the world premiere of Rules of Seconds and just wrapped being Director’s Assistant on the 2nd season of the Emmy Award winning Netflix series Making A Murderer. She’d like another DA gig to make it a hat trick/triple crown… or something to get her closer to the directors chair so that she could have her own assistant.
When not producing Dawn of the Dumb, a zombie musical about climate change, Sara can be found developing other comedic works like Dirty Filthy Love Story, a dark rom-com about hoarders or The Godmother, a parody of The Godfather skewering sexism in Hollywood. Sara is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West at Pasadena Playhouse, a company member at Rogue Machine Theatre, and a writer for Backstage.com.