READ SUBTITLES ALOUD
Let’s Say You are X,
the Main Character
— and Only Live Performer —
You have all of X’s talent and egotism, defensiveness and vulnerability. At least, the subtitles on your screen dictate that you do. You used to be the resident writer for a theater company. You moved to Hollywood, created a problematic TV series, and cultivated your Instagram activism. Sorry, you don’t like being called an Instagram activist.
The pandemic hit. Your collaborators Onur, Kathryn, Meera, and Fatih want you back—maybe grudgingly. They can’t realize their project, giving voice to the behavioral peculiarities of this moment—where more than ever before, our digitized selves lead scintillating social lives and our physical selves sit and stare, red-eyed and envious—without your evocative words, your acute observations.
And they’re going to use one of your ideas, whether you participate or not.
A Media Art Xploration Production
Created by Onur Karaoglu
Written, Directed, Produced and Edited by Onur Hamilton Karaoglu, Kathryn Hamilton, and Sister Sylvester
and Paul Lazar
Art Direction by Christine Jones
Set and Costume Curation by Zoë Hurwitz
Lighting Designer by Bill Berner
Dramaturgy by Emily Reilly
Kay Matschullat and Deniz Tortum
Premiered in November 12th, 2020