"Slowly Wozzeck, take it slowly!"
Technology has thrown us into a permanent state of hurry. We rush to consume more, faster, while at the same time suffering from the demands this technology puts on our economic prospects. We must produce more, faster in a race against the very machines we want to consume. This one-act adaptation of Alban Berg's Wozzeck takes the struggling 19th-century anti-hero as a model for this contemporary struggle between individual anxiety and technological acceleration, exploring our need to "take it slowly." In collaboration with DJ/computer scientist Richard Whaling, Amy Stebbins explores these contradictory drives to speed up and slow down, and their devastating impact on the human mind and body.
stage direction/ set design Amy Stebbins
music/ sound Richard Whaling
video Liviu Pasare & Amy Stebbins
costumes Melissa Ng
light design John Kelley
Wozzeck Sam Guinan-Nyhart Marie Rania Salem Manganaro
The Captain Jeffrey Bouthiette The Doctor Richard Whaling