She wants to disappear. She has an affair.  She feels worse.   Partially seen and partially screened, This Place is a Desert follows four lovers as they demolish each other in an attempt to defy their irreparable loneliness.  See the action in fragments—through windows, reflected in mirrors, through partially-drawn curtains and projected live onto a wide screen looming above the stage architecture. A lone cinematographer careens through the wreckage of bankers and writers, nuclear disasters, and accidents that might better have been avoided. This play is a motion portrait parody of human loves and human emotion increasingly diminished. Photo Credit: Hayden Taylor

She wants to disappear. She has an affair.  She feels worse.   Partially seen and partially screened, This Place is a Desert follows four lovers as they demolish each other in an attempt to defy their irreparable loneliness.  See the action in fragments—through windows, reflected in mirrors, through partially-drawn curtains and projected live onto a wide screen looming above the stage architecture. A lone cinematographer careens through the wreckage of bankers and writers, nuclear disasters, and accidents that might better have been avoided. This play is a motion portrait parody of human loves and human emotion increasingly diminished.


Photo Credit: Hayden Taylor


This Place Is a Desert

Jay Scheib

In collaboration with media artist Leah Gelpe

Produced by Shoshana Polanco

USA (Cambridge)

UTR 2008 - The Public