Love and Information
March 9-19, 2016
Written by: Caryl Churchill
Directed by: John Green
Technology makes it possible for everyone to make contact at lightning speed, and yet the process has also made it almost impossible for people to genuinely connect and experience intimacy. In the age of information overload, how do we find the time to distinguish between the superficial and the genuine? Flicking through TV channels with the remote, or surfing the internet, the digital society has rendered our lives as shards and slivers of reality open to limitless interpretation.
At one level, Love and Information is an investigation of “memory,” a memory play. A central scene (“Memory House”) explores and illustrates the technique for developing a strong memory created by the ancient Greeks, which survived up to the time of the Renaissance and was only supplanted by the introduction of printing and the mass availability of books. It also evokes memories of Churchill’s earlier works: her fascination with gender politics and families, the socio-political environment, the manner in which history weighs on the present time, the role of religion in society, together with her formal experiments in combining spoken text with dance, and her belief that the playwright is just one of the collaborators in the creation of a piece of theatre.
Mariah Morria Aya
Director: John Green
Dramaturg: Cassie Scaman
Choreographer: Ligia Sandoval and Jennifer Ledesma
Set Designer: Kevin Rolfs
Lighting Designer: William Allen
Costume Designer: Melanie Green, Charlotte Golden, Sasha Markgraf and Liana Prokopis
Makeup Designer: Claudia Roy
Sound Designer: Antonino LaCorte
Stage Manager: Jessica Humke