A while back I took a class in stage design where we had to bring Oedopus to life with a few sticks and a couple of meters of fabric. That was a turning point where I realized that what’s behind the performers can completely enhance/alter viewing experience. I’ve seen some gorgeous minimalist and elaborate sets out there. However, with interactive technology, the Builders Association takes stage design–and theater–to another level.
Their performances incorporate technology in a way that it not only becomes an experiential background, but helps define the essence of the play and becomes another character. They are touring this fall and are coming to BAM in November–I’d be curious to check them out.
A trailer for their previous productions: