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Fragmented identities, the collision of technology and nature, the machine and the human, antlered nymphs, a viper, a devil, a dog.

Thank you to everyone who has donated! 

Every dollar past our goal makes a huge difference so don't hesitate to keep donating! Because our fantastic Faustus team is working for free, every dollar we get goes toward production costs. Your donation will directly result in a material improvement to the show. Think: more rehearsal hours, a bigger set, more LED lights, more microphones, more elaborate costumes. Your donation makes all this possible.

what is it?

The highest priced electric bill in history. Fragmented identities, the collision of technology and nature, the machine and the human, antlered nymphs, a viper, a devil, a dog. This July, we present our electro-rock re-imagining of the Faust myth, with text by Gertrude Stein and original electronic music. Faustus is part concert, part immersive funhouse, part light show, part dance party, part Stein slam. Standing in the center of a post industrial light cage, audience members are launched into Stein's spectral, baffling, and beautiful world of multiplicity, confusion, and hubris. The light bulbs flicker and hum, vipers sting and bite, and we may or may not go to hell, but it is all very well, very well at DOCTOR FAUSTUS LIGHTS THE LIGHTS.

history

Last October, a group of Brown students took the libretto of Gertrude Stein’s unfinished opera, completed it with an electronic score written by Deepali Gupta and Zachary Segel, and created a 360° theatrical event that immersed an audience in a world of uncertainty, where people struggle to connect in a technological age. The production, directed by Abby Colella, was a stunning success.

This July, the group of Brown students and recent graduates is doing it again.

when & where?

3LD Art & Technology Center in downtown New York City for 10 performances between July 20-28, 2012

what can I do to help?

Make a donation! Student theatre isn't free to produce, but professional theatre is downright expensive. We are on our way to funding the project, but we still have a ways to go. 

Your donation will help us rent necessary lighting & sound equipment, make costume repairs, transport our set from Providence to New York, publicize the show, and pay for rehearsal space. 

You can help us reach our goal. We are inviting you to be a part of DOCTOR FAUSTUS LIGHTS THE LIGHTS! 

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