Mini-manifesto (or All About What I do)
A theater is a space in time, where people gather to bear witness to events: a theater of war, a lecture hall, a movie theater, an operating theater, etc. I seek to make events that build community and encourage participation in an inviting way; I seek to cultivate a sense of agency, guiding participants toward a more pleasantly engaged future.
There is a theater as large as everything we see, hear and feel – that surrounds each of us and follows us wherever we go, as if stapled to our collar. Because I have a love/hate relationship with escapism, I want to make mesmerizing environments, which engage people so much in the actual world, that they render themselves obsolete – to make the world our stage.
In the London Times classified section, a British family is advertising the rental of a cozy bedroom within their spacious flat. Once a week applicants are invited into the home to be interviewed and the chosen tenant mysteriously disappears – perhaps because their eldest daughter is a closet sociopath or because their youngest son […]
Have you ever wondered about the nature of reality, the source of morality, and the paradox of human experience? Join the creators of Are You ALIVE?! for a journey into the mind and back again! Participate in a game show to win fabulous prizes, question your very existence, and face the challenge of a lifetime… Are You ALIVE?! is […]
Revolutionary, wordsmith, and world explorer, Waldo “Van” Driver spread his wisdom in the West Village as part of The Cherry Lane Theater’s Cherry Pit Late Nite series – a flashback to the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, Van Driver is a 1960’s style happening exploring life-altering experiences and the bohemian counter-culture. Waldemer Driver, best known as […]
The Operating Theater’s production of Transatlantica was a re-envisioning of award-winning playwright Kenneth Finkle’s lunatic fable about the denial of death. Transatlantica tells the story of Dr. Reginald Reinhold, whose session with an eccentric patient is interrupted by news that his wife is dying. By coincidence, the patient, too, is dying, as is every subsequent visitor […]
This participatory performance with interactive media was designed to encourage audiences to explore a collective altered state of consciousness. Inspired by rites of passage and initiation, the event was set in an exploratorium that created shifts in the perception of self, space-time and reality. The journey through the experience engineers an altered state of consciousness that mirrors a […]
The Oracle, an immersive living wax works, transformed The Brick, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, into an exhibition hall where artifacts and a series of live dioramas told the story of Iris Atalanta Lee. A historical figure from the first British Industrial Revolution, Lee was beheaded by the government for inciting a Luddite riot against the automation […]
Garden of Forked Tongues Teaser from Jason Schuler on Vimeo. The Garden of Forked Tongues, is a mixed media, sci-fi, comedy adventure, following ordinary people who become involved with a tour group from another dimension. It is a journey to all corners of the universe, and to vast, unknown horizons in the mind. Time is an […]