RENT: THE MUSICAL
RENT: The Musical tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the midst of HIV/AIDS. Mark Cohen is a filmmaker amongst this intricate group and aspires to document these artists in la vie bohème. RENT is falling in love, finding your voice, negotiating dreams and living for today.
For the 2013 Edmonton Fringe Festival, Akash Sherman collaborated with director Linette Smith and the Strathcona Theatre Co. on RENT: The Musical. Sherman was asked to create a video reel depicting Mark's footage throughout the show. Strathcona Theatre Co.'s perforance gained an appraised 4.5/5 stars in the Edmonton Journal review, selling out all 6 shows. Sherman's film was a crucial addition to the theatre production and was also highly praised by audiences.
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