Performed live simultaneously in New York and Melbourne via Skype, one woman tries to reach out to the world using a laptop as her only means of communication; a quest for human connection in the modern world. Featuring live online interaction and lots of the unexpected, this piece provides the audience with the opportunity to personally connect with New York City and its people (and vice versa).
Touching, funny, and familiar, this piece examines computer-mediated communication and the human need for connection- the evolution of human relationships through technology. The piece reaches across continents and time zones to bring two cultures and two strangers together for a unique moment of intimacy through distance and technology, bringing into question our re-evaluated notions of what it means to be connected to one another.
Winner of the 100° Festival Berlin 2011 Jury Prize.
A Per Aspera Production
Created and performed by Brina Stinehelfer and Arlene Chico-Lugo
Directed by Nikolaus Schneider and Zoey Martinson
In collaboration with Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative (NYC)