Multimedia Theater Group Builders Association Back at Wex

Multimedia Theater Group Builders Association Back at Wex

Wed, Mar 25, 2009

“The Builders Association just could become the greatest theater company in the world.”

—The New York Times on CONTINUOUS CITY

SHOW INFORMATION: The Builders Association will present CONTINUOUS CITY, a media-savvy theater show exploring themes of global digital networks, on Thursday-Saturday, April 16–18 at 8 pm in the Black Box on Mershon Stage at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St (limited seating). 80 minute running time. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $17 for members, and $10 for students. For tickets call (614) 292-3535 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

 The media-savvy Builders Association—which captivated audiences here with Alladeen (2003) and SUPER VISION (2005)—continue its multimedia examinations of our accelerated culture with CONTINUOUS CITY, April 16–18 at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center, the show looks at how our "networked selves" are stretched to occupy multiple locations. Alternately experiencing a sense of location and dislocation, a traveling father and daughter find themselves in Shanghai, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Mexico City as they seek to sustain connectivity in the midst of their high speed lives, transnational business dealings, and fading cell phone signals. With pointed humor and insight, CONTINUOUS CITY uses state-of-the-art technology to integrate live actors and digital spectacle that reflects the local and far-ranging lives that people lead now. Writes The New York Times on CONTINUOUS CITY: “Using the latest in theatrical stagecraft, The Builders Association makes most other multimedia theater look as if it’s from the Stone Age.”

Sequences filmed here in Columbus will be integrated into CONTINUOUS CITY's globe-spanning dreamscape (the company is connecting directly into each locale that hosts the piece with a web site designed to record video participation, continuouscity.org).

Notes Charles Helm, director of performing arts at the Wexner Center, “The Builders Association represents the best of today’s forward-thinking theater makers. Their artistic director Marianne Weems and the team of artists she has assembled for their productions continue to have their finger on the pulse of global issues and inventively conjure imaginative stage pictures that reflect our rapidly changing world.”