N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the stars) - Open Universe

Contact Name:
Randal Fippinger
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Created by Andrew Schneider
Sound Design by Andrew Schneider and Bobby McElver
Additional software engineering by Oren Shoham
Produced with Miranda Wright + Los Angeles Performance Practice

NOWISWHENWEARE (The Stars) is an immersive, interactive, light and sound installation guiding each visitor through an internal monologue about grief, community, and the one-way-ness of time. It is ultimately a story about you.

There are two ways to experience the show. GUIDED-journey through the installation guided by an unseen narrator (Wednesday to Saturday, Feb 22-25). OPEN UNIVERSE-an entirely self-guided experience (Thursday and Friday, Feb 23 and 24).

OPEN UNIVERSE INSTALLATION: A self-guided experience through an open installation. You'll have an entry time and can explore the space at your own pace. This experience typically lasts 30 minutes.

GUIDED PERFORMANCE: A one-hour long crafted experience, for up to 8 audience members at a time. This theatrical experience features a beginning, middle, and end, all guided by an unseen narrator.


This is a non-seated, interactive environment recommended for ages 12 and up. For seating and other accessibility requests, please email 62boxoffice@williams.edu.

Sensory Note:
There will be periods of complete darkness during this experience and occasional loud noises and flashing lights


It is first a guided narrative, then an interactive exploration. Visitors are invited to explore a warehouse-sized room that will eventually be filled with over 5,000 individually controlled points of light. Using the 3D sound-spatializing technology Wave Field Synthesis and a room-sized tracking system, the technology behind this project allows us to pinpoint the precise location of every star and place a voice, a memory, a fleeting whisper at each - heard only there and nowhere else. The memories are community members' stories, memories, thoughts, and recollections - recorded where the project is currently housed.


Development of NOWISWHENWEARE was made possible with support from The Brown Arts Institute, Carleton College Arts and Technology Initiative, The Simons Foundation and Science Sandbox, The Onassis Foundation, The Sundance Institute Interdisciplinary Program, and Eliko Industries. This project is produced with and managed by Los Angeles Performance Practice / performancepractice.org


Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/1526038-0?pid=176 
Website: https://go.evvnt.com/1526038-2?pid=176 

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

General Admission: USD 10.00


Street Address

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267


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