The Object Lesson

November 5 – 8, 2014

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? Imagine every “thing” that ever passed through your hands—a massive, meaningful, meaningless pile of junk that describes in debris your tiny human history.

With boxes stacked to the ceiling, physical theater artist Geoff Sobelle transforms the BAM Fisher into an epic storage facility of gargantuan proportion. The audience, free to roam and poke through the jumble, becomes immersed in this performance-installation that unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, trading, selling, stealing, storing, and becoming buried under a world of things. Hilarious and heartbreaking, The Object Lesson is a meditation on the stuff we cling to and the crap we leave behind.
Identifier 2014f.00041
Season Fall 2014
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
director assistant/associateJustin Rose, Jennifer Kidwell
lighting designerChristopher Kuhl
producerJecca Barry
production assistant/coordinatorJosh Rice, Iana Mihaylova, Chloé Wilcox, Melissa Puma
propertiesRachel McIntosh
set designer/decorSteven Dufala
sound designerNick Kourtides
stage managerLisa McGinn
technical directorJoshua Higgason, Jeff Larson