Performed by Geoff Sobelle
Directed by Graham Sack
Written by Graham Sack, Geoff Sobelle, and Sarah Hughes
Technical Direction by Sensorium
Based on The Object Lesson by Geoff Sobelle
Co-Produced by New York Theatre Workshop with Graham Sack, Sarah Hughes and Sensorium
Released by New York Theatre Workshop, January 2018
The Object Lesson is an installation and immersive theater performance created by Geoffrey Sobelle, which was presented at New York Theatre Workshop in Spring 2017. The show is set in a storage facility of gargantuan proportions where audiences are free to roam and sift through the clutter, creating a space of reflection and wonder as Sobelle unpacks his relationship to everyday objects. Expanding upon the themes of memory, personal archiving and objectification raised by the theatrical performance, Subject: Object is a virtual reality experience that immerses the viewer in the perspective of various objects both pedestrian and humorous: a faulty typewriter, a rotary phone, a wine-glass, a short-circuiting lightbulb, a box of detritus.
Special Thanks to Caitlin Baird, Jeremy Blocker, and Chip Rodgers
Photos by Mathew Niederhauser.