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THE ARCHIVES

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TOTAL IMMERSION THEATER PROJECTS

The Crystal Palace Theatre

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Co-founders Ted Reed, Todd Blakesley (Artisitc director), Mary Lou Reed and Roger Henderson outside the Crystal Palace in Mission Beach (1972-76).  --  Dedicated exclusively to developing original works it mounted 27 world premieres and provided the laboratory for Todd's experimental work in Total Immersion Theater.

FrtizCon 96

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VIDEO - Bill Geist on FritzCon 96 by Todd Blakesley and Burnham Joiner.  Total Immersion theater during the 1996 Republican Convention just two blocks away.  Interviews with Todd, Rick Stevens and scenes from the production. (7 min)  PLUS KFMB Channel 8 newscaster Dennis Morgigno has his own take on the show. (3 min)

A Patriot Act: The Trial of George W. Bush

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PHOTOS: The 2006 Sledgehammer production of Todd Blakesley's interactive play immersed three audience-juries deliberating on charges against the 43rd President of the United States.  Plus REVIEW by Anne Marie Welsh. --  A subsequent production was directed by Ray Tatar in 2007 at his California Stage Company in Sacramento.  

Venture Galactic

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VIDEO:  Summary of the 2015 workshop production  of Todd's most recent immersive creation in collaboration with the Playwrights Project.  (4 min)  Funded by a Creative Catalyst grant from  the San Diego Foundation. 

OTHER STAGE & EVENT WORK

Chela

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Director of Dulce Maria Solis' outstanding solo performance.

TRU @ Diversionary Theatre

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A PHOTO GALLERY of the 2014 production and reviews.

Womens Repertory Theatre

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In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 Todd (as Managing Director) and Gayle Feldman (as Artistic Director) co-founded a theater dedicated to advancing women's roles on stage, plays by women and revisiting the classic with a non-gender bias.

The San Diego International Fringe Festival

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After touring the Canadian Fringe circuit in 2001 Todd found his passion for all things Fringe, consuming.  In 2013 he became a founding committee member of the San Diego International Fringe and served as a festival coordinator for five years. 

Bits & Pieces

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Other production and event projects with more to come as they are unearthed.

Twainfest

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Co-Creator with Write Out Loud of TWAINFEST.  A free multi-event literary festival now in its 10th year.

Clown

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Joining Todd in the depths of Toronto winter for Sue Morrison's Clown Through Mask workshop was this incredible group from around the world: Brazil, Peru, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Canada and two of us from the USA.

http://canadianclowning.com

Resume

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A partial LISTING of acting, writing, producing, directing and managerial credits.  (Click on photo for PDF download.)