OBJECTS IN MIRROR AR CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR Comes To Next Door At NYTW

OBJECTS IN MIRROR AR CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR Comes To Next Door At NYTW

Fresh off a premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, objects in mirror AR closer than they appear, the new installation based on Geoff Sobelle's THE OBJECT LESSON comes to Next Door at NYTW from May 9-19, 2018, as part of the 2017/18 season at the Fourth Street Theatre. This marks a return for Geoff Sobelle's unique and inviting creation - THE OBJECT LESSON was part of the 2016/17 season at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker).

objects in mirror AR closer than they appear fuses augmented reality technology with an immersive theater installation, inviting audiences to reflect on the relationship between new media and archaic objects; 21st-century technology and 19th-century magic; and memory and optical illusion. The piece creates a philosophical playground to explore the shifting relationship between images, memories, and things.

objects in mirror AR closer than they appear was co-created by Graham Sack, Geoff Sobelle, John Fitzgerald, Matthew Niederhauser and produced by Sensorium, Arvore Immersive Experiences, The Molecule, Sarah Hughes, Jecca Barry, Elliot Quick, and New York Theatre Workshop.

Tickets to objects in mirror AR closer than they appear are $15, are general admission, and are available online at NYTW.org or by phone from the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475. Standard ticketing fees apply.

Installation hours are:

  • Tuesday from 6-9pm
  • Wednesday from 6-9pm
  • Thursday from 6-10pm
  • Friday from 5-10pm
  • Saturday from 1-10pm

objects in mirror AR closer than they appear is inspired by and adapted from THE OBJECT LESSON, created by Geoff Sobelle. The Object Lesson premiered in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival in 2013 before winning top honors/awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. The installation/performance played BAM Next Wave later that season where it became a NY Times Critics Pick and won a 2014 Bessie Award for integrated design. Since then, the performance has visited 15 different cities on four different continents, including an extended Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop in 2017. The show continues to tour.

New York Theatre Workshop, now in its fourth decade of incubating important new works of theatre, continues to honor its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape all our lives. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village, NYTW presents five new productions, over 80 readings and numerous workshop productions for over 45,000 audience members. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs, including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies and artist fellowships. Since its founding, NYTW has produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Slavs! andHomebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke's Vienna: Lusthaus; Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh's Once; Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher; David Bowie and Enda Walsh'sLazarus; Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

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