The pilot episode of our true-crime TV show
shot live in front of a theatre audience.
Beddy Tear is an eight–episode “true crime fantasia,” featuring a cast of over thirty women. The series is both a mystery of a young woman gone missing (a victim of a Ted-Bundy-copycat murderer) and a meditation on our fascination with the (predominantly male) “master killers” as their (predominantly female) victims fade into obscurity. Inspired by minimalist, site-specific works like Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street and Lar von Trier’s Dogville, Beddy Tear uses the conventions of television crime-drama in a theatrical piece written and staged to be captured on video.
Beddy Tear, a film-theater hybrid in collaboration with filmmaker Joshua Paul Johnson, was developed and first presented at West Park Presbyterian Church in Spring of 2015.