Joseph Gordon-Levitt is taking his love for the arts on the road. According to a press release, the "Looper" star will host the fall tour for his online art community, hitRECord.
"hitRECord on the Road" will showcase video, music and writing created by the members of the site. Gordon-Levitt will also take an active role in the creative process, directing and participating in sketches, readings and musical numbers performed during the show.
Social media use will be heavily promoted at the shows as well, with audience members being encouraged to film events on their cameras and phones. The footage can then be uploaded to hitRECord.org, where it will be available to a community of over 150,000 artists to edit and remix. The best video will be viewed at future hitRECord shows.
Gordon-Levitt launched hitRECord in 2010 as a resource for artists around the world to share their creative works. The company started as a website Gordon-Levitt created with the help of his brother in 2005. It has now grown into a bustling artistic community with over 125,000 active members.
hitRECord is open to creatives of any kind, ranging from actors and singers to graphic designers and writers. Gordon-Levitt said he's glad the tour provides artists "the opportunity to present the art that we make together at hitRECords in live settings." It's an experience he calls both inspiring and "fun as hell!"
Gordon-Levitt is encouraged by the response of members and hopes to continue expanding the company into even more innovative projects in the future.
"I think we can make feature films. I think we make TV shows," he told Entertainment Weekly. "One of the things I’m most excited about as hitRECord has grown, more and more artists that I really admire are interested in working on it with us. As we progress, we’ll be able to do anything."
The tour will make stops in the following cities:
11/13: Washington, DC - Warner Theater
11/14: Richmond, VA - The National
11/15: Duke University, Durham, NC - Page Auditorium
11/17: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI - Edwards Auditorium
11/18: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Bailey Hall
11/19: Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
Tickets will go on sale Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.