Tomorrow Today is a live video variety show employing the arts and improvisation to envision a just future.
Produced under the “Art For Friends Sake” moniker with wizard-of-fun, PJ Goodwin (of Voyeuges, Ascending Neighbors Togetherness), the show is hosted by Juliet Olivier (of Voyeuges, Name That Schlock) and features the one-man-house-band, Wes Buckley (of Home Schlocking, Name That Schlock).
For our first two episodes in Summer 2020 we invited special guests Liza Zayas, JoAnne Spies, Toni Buckley, and for Episode 2, Pancho The Kidd (of Old Wave).
Both programs presented poetry, music, and storytelling performances by our guests as well as a group improvisation exercise. Juliet and our guests were invited to interpret slides from the artwork, General Reassembly, while Wes improvised musical accompaniment. General Reassembly consists of 64 captioned symbols presented in two sets of 32, illustrating two competing social trajectories – narratives of two potential futures set in stark contrast. In Episode 1 we interpret a hopeful vision for the future, and in Episode 2, a cautionary tale.
Episodes 1 & 2 were live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook. We asked the viewing audience to donate to community organizations nominated by our special guests, including Elevated Thought, Hands of Gaia Reiki, WAM Theatre, and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
New episodes are in development – stay tuned.