Rounding out a year-long exploration of expressionist work, The LIDA Project presents Eugene O'Neil's The Hairy Ape the story of a simple laborer trapped in a world controlled by the rich. This classic expressionist work of is re-imagined as a one-man performance with hyper-media in this new production. This new bi-lingual translation and interpretation brings to the front the issues of immigration, class structure, and industrialism. First produced in 1922 the LIDA Project modernizes the work and addresses the themes of alienation from a single lone immigrant on a journey to fit into a stratified world.
Direction: Brian Freeland
Assistant Direction: Laura Lounge
Featuring: Lorenzo Sariñana & Hart DeRose
Scenic Design: David Lafont
Lighting Design: Kenrick Fischer
Sound Design: Dustin Lacy
Projection Design: Brian Freeland
Property & Costume Design: Laura Lounge
The LIDA Project
The LIDA Project is a meta-media art collective with a strong emphasis on live performance. Our goal is to present works that experiment and challenge the structure and presentation of performance while strengthening culture, community, and artistic growth. Working as a collaborative group of artists The LIDA Project intends to promote and present works of the highest integrity and expressiveness without yielding to conventional presentation and stereotypes.