The Channel

September 19 – 22, 2012

Premiere World Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description My Show:
A lively, seriocomic performance, presented in the style of educational programs like Sesame Street, exploring the relationship of American popular culture, commerce, and the development of self-image.

Sights and sounds:
The Channel character (played by me) as host and pseudo-mystical shaman, plus colorful costumes, video projections, dance, a DJ set, music by Ramon Silva, and an interactive sculpture as the backdrop.

Personal epiphany experienced after taking a second look at the familiar:
Realizing the god-like role TV programs and commercials from my childhood has in making me.

New Muppet I would introduce on Sesame Street:
Professor Tap, inspired by Savion Glover. He'd wear academic regalia and spout brilliant quotes while he tapped.
Identifier 2012f.01135
Season Fall 2012
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
composerRamon Silva
top billingDerrick Adams
video artistCasey Stein