Flight engenders a new form of theatrical space that is live, interactive, and global in scope. The episodic work brings together performers and audiences in real space and from all over the world in order to investigate expansive global issues. The core of the work is conversations with humans from various cultures that are mixed into a fantastical, virtual, audio/visual world created in real time. This new form of live performance seeks to break down borders between countries and cultures in both the form and content of the work.
Live Flight Webcasts:
Nov. 3, 2019 @8:30PM EST – NYC, Melbourne, Chicago, Baltimore
Dec. 8, 2019 @1pm EST – NYC, Melbourne, Athens, Paris, Charlottesville
Feb. 2, 2020 @2pm EST – NYC, Melbourne, Barcelona, Charlottesville, Allentown
March 1, 2020 @4pm EST – NYC, Melbourne, Beirut, Charlottesville
March 22, 2020 @5pm EST – NYC, Melbourne, Marin, Columbus, Pittsfield, Harrisonburg
May 3, 2020 @5pm EDT – NYC, Melbourne, Tokyo, London, Lima, Rabat
Upcoming: June 14, 2020 @5pm
“Llontop” is a luminous multimedia narrative that takes place in Peru and the United States; it will be performed in English, Spanish, and Quechua. The piece explores differences and similarities in cultural perceptions of Latinx, white, and indiginous identities in North and South America. Using light as it’s primary medium, “Llontop” is a live visualization of multiple podcasts, weaving together reality and fiction with Anonymous Ensemble’s signature mastery of cutting edge media technologies.
The Future is a live immersive theater event in which an ensemble of curious beings encounter an audience of humans in real space and time. With the audience in headsets and microphones, every performance unfolds as a multimedia, music-filled, interactive event that is unique to each audience member. The Future invites the audience to share and explore their own beliefs about self, society, the environment, and the future of humankind.
In current repertoire
229 Front St, A Chashama Space, NYC, Premiere, January, 2019
Process Series, UNC, Chapel Hill, Residency, February, 2018
LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! is a live film love affair with an audience. The show’s star, Tall Hilda, draws the audience into a cinematic adventure framed by the gorgeous imagery of silent film director, Erich Von Stroheim. With an original score and virtuosic real-time video and sound editing, LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! seamlessly combines the performances of Golden Age Hollywood personalities such as Gloria Swanson with live performers and even select audience members. Presented at The New Ohio, Duke University, Wesleyan University, The New Orleans Fringe, and The Center at West Park.
In current repertoire
The Center At West Park, NYC, Performances, January, 2018
NC Stage, Asheville, Performances July, 2014
Wesleyan University, Performance and Workshops, September, 2012
Duke University, Performance and Workshops, September, 2012
New Orleans Fringe Festival, Performances, November, 2012
New Ohio Theatre, NYC, Premiere, August, 2012
HERE Arts Center, NYC, Workshop Performances, March, 2012
Turing is an opera about the life of Alan Turing as imagined by a digital mind that his work engendered. With music is by Willian Antoniou, the opera depicts Turing’s intelligence work during World War II as he masterminds a machine that becomes capable of decoding nearly every piece of intercepted German intelligence. It also dramatizes Turing’s brief love affair that lead to his conviction for homosexual acts and his subsequent suicide. The meta-digital form of the work celebrates Turing’s vision for the future of machine intelligence
National Sawdust, NYC, Concert, October, 2017
National Opera of Greece, Athens, Performances, June, 2011
A collision of puppetry, movement, and live vocals with an electric political charge, Ship of Fools reflects and distorts the supposed relationship between women and madness. Drawing inspiration from poignant words and powerful moments ranging from Marilyn Monroe’s diary entries to acceptance speeches by female celebrities, and with only 20 seats available per night, Ship of Fools is a uniquely intimate, topsy-turvy journey that unabashedly spotlights powerful women’s voices. Presented at HERE Arts Center the month running up to the 2016 Presidential Election.
HERE Arts Center, NYC, Premiere, October, 2016
HERE Arts Center, NYC, Workshop Performances, 2013-2016
Performing on stilts as Ellipsa MG, a ten foot tall singer-songwriter alter ego who was revealed to her in a dream, Jessica uses her narrative to investigate the intersection of biography and the fiction we create.
FiveMyles, NYC, Installation and Performance, February, 2016
NC Stage, Asheville, Installation and performance, July, 2015
Montgomery Gardens, NYC, Workshop Performance, June, 2015
A performance event in which Anonymous Ensemble invites the audience to spend an evening on an island far from their daily lives, yet mysteriously inhabited by their inner lives. Straddling the line between a theatre show and a participatory event, this completely spontaneous, yet meticulously crafted piece investigates the evolution of our imaginations as we lead the audience on an expedition into an uncharted terrain of commonplace fantasies and wildly improbable realities.
Incubator Arts, Performance and Installation, February, 2014
Princeton University, Residency, November, 2013
New Ohio Theatre, NYC Ice Factory Festival, August, 2013
NC Stage, Asheville, Residency and performances July, 2013
The Return is a Rebetiko music adaptation of Euripides’s The Bacchae and is intercultural in both form and content. Setting the narrative of the ancient play in Athens in the early 1990s, and interpreting the character of Dionysus as an enigmatic, Greek-American rock star named Acolyte, the piece explores issues of cultural colonialism, marginalization, appropriation, and xenophobia. Acolyte was born in Greece by a Greek mother and an American father. But after his mother’s mysterious death, he disappeared and was raised in Queens, New York. Acolyte’s pop music is heavily influenced by the Astorian Greek Rebetiko of his youth, the “Blues of Greece,” which he blends with American garage rock. When he returns to Athens for a concert tour, he stokes a cultural revolution.
Theatro Roes, Athens, Performances, March, 2011
Theatro Chora, Athens, Workshop, June, 2010