Living in the Tempest

Living in the Tempest

Directed by John Crawford


May 4 – 5, 2018

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

A cutting-edge intermedia performance linking interactive digital media with music, dance and theatre. We use fragments from William Shakespeare's mystical masterwork The Tempest, along with other sources, as inspiration to reflect on relationships between humans and oceans. Taking notice of the developing planetary crisis driven by the rapidly evolving human capacity to alter ocean systems, Living in the Tempest responds to contrasts and complexities of the coastal interface using Shakespeare’s mysterious island as a jumping-off point.

Free admission; reservations required

Creative Team

Director & Media Designer
John Crawford

Scenic Designer
Dipu Gupta

Composer & Violinist
Mari Kimura

Additional Text
Julia Lupton, Colby Gordon

Lisa Naugle, Tong Wang

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