Sontag: Reborn


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Based on the books by Susan Sontag and edited by David Rieff
Adapter and Performer Moe Angelos
Direction Marianne Weems
Produced in collaboration with The Builders Association

2012/13 Season

May 28, 2013—June 30, 2013

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Adapted from Susan Sontag’s early journals by performer Moe Angelos, Sontag: Reborn traces Sontag’s private life from the age of 14 to her emergence as a world-renowned author and activist. The young Sontag wrestles with her emerging sexuality and precocious intelligence, fraught with doubt and insecurity yet driven by her willfulness, ambition and voracious curiosity. The refuge of her diary became integral to her development as a writer,  Sontag says herself, “In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could in person. I create myself.

Directed by Marianne Weems and using The Builders Association’s signature synthesis of poetic video and sound, this tightly-crafted story of self-discovery and sexual identity is both exuberant and intimate, exploring the private life, loves and idiosyncrasies of the iconic intellectual.

Video Design Austin Switser
Scenic Design Joshua Higgason
Costume Design Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design Laura Mroczkowski
Sound Design Dan Dobson
Makeup Design Dick Page
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub