HOME

Photo by Maria Baranova

CREATIVE TEAM

created by GEOFF SOBELLE

Set design STEVEN DUFALA | Direction LEE SUNDAY EVANS 

Original songs by ELVIS PERKINS | Lighting design CHRISTOPHER KUHL 

Sound design BRANDON WOLCOTT | Costume design KAREN YOUNG

Illusion design STEVE CUIFFO  |  Creative consulting JULIAN CROUCH

additional vocals by THE CROSSING | Production stage manager LISA MCGINN 

Jecca Barry, creative producer

2019-20 TOUR

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

September 27-28, 2019

TICKETS AND INFO AT krannertcenter.com

ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ

October 19, 2019

TICKETS AND INFO AT asugammage.com

Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

November 1-2, 2019

TICKETS AND INFO AT artscenter.vt.edu

Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon, France

December 17-31, 2019

TICKETS AND INFO AT theatredescelestins.com

The Broad Stage, Los Angeles

March 4-8, 2020

TICKETS AND INFO AT thebroadstage.org

Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina

March 19-20, 2020

TICKETS AND INFO AT carolinaperformingarts.org

University Musical Society, University of Michigan

April 3-4, 2020

TICKETS AND INFO AT events.umich.edu

ABOUT

HOME is a large-scale performance work that explores and explodes the relationship between “House” and “Home.” A visual physical spectacle, HOME combines dance, illusion, live music, home-spun engineering, and an inventive use of audience interaction to compose a work that asks, where is home? If it is not a place, what is home? In the face of entropy, we struggle to build infra- structure, family, community, art. We fail, and we try again.

HOME aims to awaken us to current housing dilemmas, local and global. The universal and timely themes of gentrification and migration are rendered in the choreography of ordinary people inhabiting a structure, leaving that structure through a variety of social, political, personal, and aesthetic forces, replacing one another, repeating. The project seeks to use the house of the theater as a lens through which we might see the impact of these forces at work: the illusion of home; the transitory nature of dwelling; the constraints of time and money; the impossible structural demands of a house; the absurdity, and at times the impossibility, of trying to make a house a home. 

SUPPORT 

HOME was commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Arizona State University – Gammage, New Zealand Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, and Beth Morrison Projects. HOME was funded, in part, by The Wyncote Foundation, Adam and Diane Max, Garth Patil, Wendy van den Heuvel and Jeanne Donovan Fisher and received developmental support from LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly ADI). Residency support has been provided by MANA Contemporary, BRIC, Pennsylvania State University and ArtsEmerson.

PRESS

"Actor, creator, magician and illusionist, Geoff Sobelle performs miracles."

- Phindie.com

"...a grand-scale theatrical project whose unfolding you may watch, at moments, in astonishment."

- Newsworks.org

"The ingenious, surprisingly entertaining

“Home,’’ a nearly wordless theater piece that speaks volumes about the conflicting emotions that surround those places where the stories of our lives take shape."

- The Boston Globe

FROM THE CREATOR

“The work will allow space for audience to dream — to fill the work with their own lives and memories, thus enacting the experience of living in and creating a home. As always, I do not know what the end result will be! Other than it usually ends up quite different from where I begin.”
— GEOFF SOBELLE

Photos by Maria Baranova and Hillarie Jason 

666 Ocean Ave, #D1 Brooklyn, NY 11226

 Tel: 646.682.7181

© 2018 Beth Morrison Projects

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