Creative Team

Creator

GEOFF SOBELLE

Scenic design

STEVEN DUFALA

Director

LEE SUNDAY EVANS

Original music

ELVIS PERKINS

Lighting design

CHRISTOPHER KUHL

Sound design

BRANDON WOLCOTT

Costume design

KAREN YOUNG

Illusion design

STEVE CUIFFO

Creative consulting

JULIAN CROUCH

Additional vocals

THE CROSSING

Production stage manager

LISA MCGINN

Creative producer

JECCA BARRY

GEOFF SOBELLE

LEE SUNDAY EVANS

ELVIS PERKINS

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 & Diane Max, Garth Patil, Wendy van den Heuvel & 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.

 

PERFORMANCES

2019-20 tour
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ

Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon, France

The Broad Stage, Los Angeles

Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina

University Musical Society, University of Michigan

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

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University Musical Society at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor