A Killer Party
Assistant Directed by Mimi Harlow Robinson
From November 2020 - January 2021, Mimi assistant directed the first educational US production of Jason Howland's "Zoom Musical" sensation, A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical. Mimi was involved in every aspect of the production, from the planning and casting processes, to the creative vision construction and post production editing. BAA Onstage's A Killer Party brought together talented performers (ages 14-21) from across the country to rehearse the show remotely on Zoom. Each performer was tasked with setting up their own shots and equipment and filming themselves individually, so Mimi's background in film production was an integral part of the show's success. She taught fellow members of the Creative Team how to create shot lists for the production and instructed the performers how to read and execute them; she also combed over footage to ensure all sight lines, continuity, and other filming details were executed properly, and communicated with performers when re-shoots were needed. On top of all the technical elements Mimi worked with the young actors on, Mimi also coached their performers and helped facilitate their creative approaches to their roles.
The show was live streamed in late January of 2021 and received fantastic reviews from the performers' local communities, invited New York industry, and Broadway cast members from the original production!