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SITI Company: The Medium

Created and performed by SITI Company
Conceived and directed by Anne Bogart

To mark its final season, SITI Company revives its first-ever devised piece: a meditation on technology that’s more resonant now than when it premiered in 1993. The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches, and our personal lives.

Based on the writings of Marshall McLuhan, The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches, and our personal lives. The Medium was originally devised by SITI Company in 1993 in Toga-mura, Japan, and premiered in New York City at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. McLuhan, who died in 1980, is generally remembered for his belief that electronic communications would knit an alienated world into an all-embracing global village. But in interviews, he also spoke ruefully of the dominance of technologies. “I wish none of these had ever happened,” he once said. In an age where everyone carries a computer in their pocket, The Mediumis perhaps even more resonant now than it was in 1993.

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Patron Co-sponsors

  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Sa Nov 12, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 60 / Standard 25 / SC 20 / Stu 15 / UI & YTH 10