A musician wakes up to find a mysterious beautiful woman in his bed. Will she ever reveal her true identity?
“The Journey” explores the intimacy and the magnitude of the encounter between two people and ruminates upon questions about the mystery of the universe and our place in it.
Created and produced by Francesca Jandasek and Dan Istrate
Directed by Dan Istrate
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About the Project
At its core, life is a paradox. The older I get, the more I perceive my life as a dream within a dream. Former big events become footnotes and small encounters deviate the course of our destiny. We forget, we remember, and in the end, forget everything. Or do we? “The Journey” explores the intimacy and the magnitude of the encounter between two people. I want the audience to feel that they are in the room with the two characters. If we live life honestly, we will have more questions than answers about the mystery of the universe and our place in it.
Director Dan Istrate was born in Romania, graduated from the University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, moved to the United States in 1998, and lives in Los Angeles.
Theater Credits: Synetic Credits include: Dracula, Don Quixote, Faust, Frankenstein, Host and Guest, Master and Margarita, Christmas Carol, Tempest, The Three Musketeers, and Titus Andronicus. He has also performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Theatre J, The Players Theater (NY), and internationally in Romania, Georgia, Turkey, Slovakia, France, and South Korea. As a dancer he has collaborated with Sharna Fabiano Tango Company and Baredances Collaborative.
Film and TV Credits: “Her Tango”, “Dinner with the Alchemist”, “Antrum”, “Punks”, “Double Ecstasy”, “StartUp” (Sony Crackle), "This is Us" (NBC), "Interior Chinatown" (Hulu), "Quantum Leap" (NBC),“Great News” (NBC), “S.W.A.T.” (CBS), “Sexpectations” (Crisis Lab). He produced and co-created two feature length films (now on Amazon Prime), "Her Tango", and "Golani", and two short films, "Put the Devil Back in Hell", and "Leeks, Onions, and Pork Fat".