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Premiering Wednesday January 9, 2008 at the Public Theater at 8pm
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This Place is a Desert
conceived and directed by Jay Scheib, Produced by Shoshana Polanco

With Performances by: Caleb Hammond,Sarita Choudhury,Thomas Keating, Aimee Phelan-Deconinck, Jorge Rubio, April Sweeney, Eric Dean Scott, and Tanya Selvaratnam

Stage and Lighting Design by Peter Ksander , Video Design by Jay Scheib, Sound and additional video by Leah Gelpe, additional sound by Catherin McCurry, StageManager Katherine Yen, Camera operation Karl Allen, Dramaturgy by Zishan Ugurlu, Peter Campbell, Assistant Director, Emilie Slaby and Kenneth Roraback,

Playing January 9-20; Wed 9th at 8pm; Fri 11th at 9.30pm; Sat 12 at 2pm; Sun 13th at 7pm; Wed 16th at 7pm; Sat 19th at 4pm; Sun 20th at 7pm Tickets Available Here

She wants to disappear into the landscape but settles for an affair. It doesn't help. She feels worse. This is a play is about wanting to feel worse; a motion portrait parody of human loves and human emotion increasingly diminished. This Place is a Desert...

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Central to the development of this work include collaborations with technologist Daniel Benitez; dramaturges Anna Lengyel, Peter Campbell, Zishan Ugurlu; designer Jessica Hinel; musician Margareth Kammerer; and performers Jeff Clarke, Larissa Estrada, Olga Victorovna Fedorishcheva, Emily Knapp, James LeSage, and Andrea Moro Winslow.

Creative Producer Shoshana Polanco :