On the Edge - 2012 An adventurous audio walk along the Pacific edge to the Point Benita Lighthouse. Magic Bus - 2010 (ongoing production, SF, CA ) A ninety minute multimedia adventure, taking place aboard a customized bus driving through San Francisco. The show evokes the era and politics of the Summer of Love through a mix of oral histories, rock ‘n roll, live action, 3D and video projections while the bus rolls through North Beach, the Haight, and Golden Gate Park. ECOtime - 2008 A series of radio pieces based on the calendar and narrated by Chris Hardman has been heard as part of Living on Earth on National Public Radio, as well as on Green 960am in the California Bay Area. Big Brother - 2007 A site specific adventure commissioned by the Theatre Arts Department of Sonoma State University. Groups of audients receive sound tracks with differing instructions and thus experience the story segments distinctively. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 and Hardman worked with theater majors over two semesters to develop the script and to test a new use of MP3 player technology. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. Fire and Ice - 2006 A site specific dramatizaton of an overnight tugboat fire and unprecedented ice storm that occurred on the Sausalito waterfront in March, 2006. For the event, the tugboat was anchored off the Bay Model Gallery where the pre-recorded audio was broadcast to the shorebound audience. The soundtrack featured the actual voices of those involved in the real event. Bay Model, Sausalito, CA. A Body of Water - 2005 Asking “When was the last time you took a sunset walk on a wave-washed beach?,” Antenna invited audients to experience a seaside sculpture garden while listening to an audio drama concerning our relationship to this ocean planet. Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. The ECOlogical Calendar - 2005 (ongoing project) This annual calendar has four foldout panels showing each season in full, enhancing your connection with the year’s natural progress. The familiar Gregorian days, dates, weeks, and months, as well as international holidays, are also included in this highly functional calendar. Transforming Art - 2004 An interactive exhibition featuring sculptural works, anaglyph drawings (3D), infinite mirrors, slotted sea creatures, furniture, and shadows. Hardman calls it, “an experimental funhouse where scientific understanding of perception is manipulated and presented in an artistic context.” Euphor!um - 2000 A walk-through dreamscape of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, Kubla Khan, featuring digital audio effects, infinite mirrors, and a few Coney Island funhouse tricks thrown in for good measure. Big Bang - 2000 A millennium celebration with fire eaters, stilt walkers, giant puppets, a sound and light show, and a giant performing waterclock counting off all 13 billion years of time since the Big Bang. On the waterfront, Sausalito, CA. Sands of Time - 1998 An outdoor interactive public art project that blends science, art, history, and popular culture to examine the meaning of the millennium. Carved into 1,000 yards of beachfront, this performance sculpture is designed to resemble a gigantic Zen garden. Pandemonium - 1997 A nighttime outdoor theater adventure in the forests and meadows of the Marin Headlands. The show is an homage to Pan and the metaphysics of Springtime and a send-up of the spring wedding season. The production features audience members in headphones walking through the woods to encounter 35-foot puppets, masked actors, and site-specific lighting effects. Star*Light - 1997 Loosely based on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this performance examines the tension between technology and nature — specifically artificial light and natural light. The production mixes giant puppets, masked actors, shadow shows, and dance with circus performance such as stilt walkers and vertical rope performance. Performed in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA. Skin & Bones/Flesh & Blood - 1995 A site specific theater performance at a major recycling center which examines physical, political, and metaphysical borders and their impact on the “common citizen.” The production features a bilingual collage of the voices of Marin County residents broadcast to audients through localized FM radio transmission. Actors portray newspapers, skeletons, doctors, and others. Marin County Recycling Center, San Rafael, CA. Enola/Alone - 1994 An interactive theater maze that puts each visitor into the boots of a World War II bomber pilot. The show combines elements from museum exhibits, radio theater, carnival funhouses, and audience participation to create a personal and deeply affecting experience concerning the effects of bombing. Presidio warehouse, San Francisco, CA. Making Waves - 1994 Commissioned by the Falkirk Cultural Center, this combination of theater, installation art, and historical retrospective features artifacts, photographs, masks, puppets, video, and audio from Antenna Theater’s performance history. This exhibition was in honor of Chris Hardman, recipient of the Falkirk Cultural Center’s Fourth Annual LifeWork Award. Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA. On Sight in Sausalito - 1993 A site specific performance using an entire city as its stage. Audience members encounter scenes in private homes, City Hall, local businesses, public parks, and city streets. The production blends Bunraku, shadow performance, cubist-constructivist masks, and an interactive radio broadcast to explore the emergence of bohemian lifestyles, art, and philosophies in post-WWII America. Sausalito, CA. The Appearance of Civilization - 1992 An outdoor performance event on the nighttime beach, developed in response to the Columbus Quincentennial. The play draws from 16th century documents, the testimony of Holocaust survivors, Vietnam veterans, and others to draw disturbing parallels between Columbus’ time and our own. Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito, CA. All You Can Eat - 1991 Commissioned by Earth Drama Lab, this original farce and grand processional satirizes Bay Area history, illustrating how man’s greedy appetite has unbalanced the environment. Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware! - 1991 An epic multi-media stage play featuring masked actors and a pre-recorded soundtrack. The play is structured into three alternating stories dealing with the historical exploitation of the unsuspecting masses by those who sell the idea of security. Presented at Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA. The Grid - 1989 Commissioned for the opening of the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, this interactive audio tour led each audient through the new facility, learning the history of the site and the intent of the Center’s architect, Peter Eisenman. Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Radio Interference - 1988 Developed as an artist-in-residence project at the Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this show explores the subject of communications through the use of infrared headset receiver technology, live actors, and the audlient’s interaction with thirteen different theater events. Etiquette of the Undercaste - 1988 An interactive performance installation, which leads visitors through a maze of thirteen rooms where they experience poverty and powerlessness first hand. Upon entering the installation, the visitor “dies” and is “reborn” into a life characterized from birth by a succession of ever-worsening circumstances, ultimately leading to homelessness. The New Season - 1986 An experiment in improvisational broadcasting where the audio messages of selected television programs are replaced with an original soundtrack via radio. A collaboration with KPFA, a public radio station, Berkeley, CA. Dracula in the Desert - 1985 This performance piece tells the story of Dracula’s retirement to New Mexico utilizing 3D effects, portable stereos, masked actor/dancers, and original music. Presented at The Warehouse, Sausalito, CA. Russia - 1985 A stage play involving slide projections, sound effects., masked actors, and audio collage to explore the American perception of the Cold-War Soviet Union. Featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Fairplay - 1985 Originally commissioned for the San Francisco Fair, this series of twenty-five audio tape events on the subject of San Francisco history and culture leads audients in such activities as ringing cable car bells, signing the UN Charter, singing with Valentino, shooting rats infected with Bubonic Plague, and being emprisoned on Alcatraz. Fort Mason Pier, San Francisco, CA. Adjusting the Idle - 1984 This interactive play consists of seventeen simultaneous portable stereo events ion the subject of the American fascination with the automobile. Audients participate in stage events, such as convincing a “parent” to let them drive, attending traffic school, and buying a car. It was commissioned for CARPLAYS by the Mark Taper Forum and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Amnesia - 1983 Four different memory paths are chosen in random order as each audient struggles to regain their sense of self. The interactive sets are created entirely of slotted wood pieces, highly colored. Masked actors assist the audient through this swirl of pattern. Moving Sculptures - 1982 Over a period of months, plywood figures of local residents follow the paths of their real life counterparts — jogging, shopping, and walking the dog — in five Marin County, California cities. Pink Prom - 1982 Sixteen couples in prom dresses and white dinner jackets perform to pre-recorded stereo choreography. A commission of the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, Mill Valley, CA. Vacuum - 1982 A blend of dance, performance sculpture, taped narrative and original music, this stage play, developed from man-on-the-street interviews about door-to-door salesmen, housewives, and vacuums, is an inside look into the life of a man who sells emptiness. Artery - 1982 Each audient is transformed into the main character of a noir-like mystery thriller and sent through a 17 room performance maze. HighSchool - 1981 A narrated walk-through of a high school campus from the perspective of the students. Audients travel through the school, listening to student voices while interacting with student actors and puppets. The soundtrack, path, and sculptural sets are unique to each school. Drama students assist in the creation of the piece by conducting interviews with their peers and others at the school. The first version of “High School” was the first use of walkmanology. Originally commissioned by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Auto - 1979 Snake’s achievement was recognized by the Bay Area Drama Critics Circle in 1978 with an award for “New Directions In Theater.” During 1979, Snake created a major new location piece called Auto, this piece was performed at an abandoned Mohawk gas station in Sausalito. Ride Hard/Die Fast - 1979 Ride Hard/Die Fast toured to several European theater festivals in Germany and Italy in early 1980. 24th Hour Cafe - 1978 Snake created three major new works in 1978 which began the California Series: plays which explored experiences particular to West Coast life primarily performed in locations integral to their purposes. The fall production, 24th hour Cafe, was performed in San Francisco and then toured California, sponsored by the California Arts Council. Her Building - 1978 Snake created three major new works in 1978 which began the California Series: plays which explored experiences particular to West Coast life primarily performed in locations integral to their purposes. In the summer, Her Building was presented in front of Sausalito City Hall. Somewhere in the Pacific - 1978 Snake created three major new works in 1978 which began the California Series: plays which explored experiences particular to West Coast life primarily performed in locations integral to their purposes. The spring play, Somewhere in the Pacific, was presented on the beach at Fort Cronkhite, Marin County.