Time: January 10, 2012 at 8pm to January 21, 2012 at 8pm
Location: The Kitchen
Street: 512 West 19th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.thekitchen.org
Phone: 212 255-5793
Event Type: performance
Organized By: The Kitchen
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2012
World of Wires adapted and directed by Jay Scheib after the film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye.
Reeling from the reality of people living their lives inside of machines, World of Wires is Jay Scheib's new adaptation of Welt am Draht, filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1973 science-fiction television series. The play is an all-bets-are-off homage to the startling possibility that you too might be ones and zeroes in someone else's immaculately programmed world. World of Wires is also inspired by the works of Oxford University Professor Nick Bostrom, including his compelling paper, "Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?"
The team of World of Wires includes director/adapter Jay Scheib, performers Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Rosalie Lowe, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Laine Rettmer and Tanya Selvaratnam; scenic design by Sara Brown, costumes by Alba Clemente, sound design by Anouschka Trocker, lighting and video by Jay Scheib and Josh Higgason, and stage managed by Susan Wilson. Kasper Sej ersen and Laine Rettmer are the Assistant Directors, and Tanya Selvaratnam is the Producer.
On Thursday, January 12, Anne Bogart moderates a special Q&A with Jay Scheib following the performance.