La MaMa and CultureHub in association with the Polish Cultural Institute NY present The Books of Jacob by Dream Adoption Society, a digital laboratory led by Krzysztof Garbaczewski. The Books of Jacob is inspired by Olga Tokarczuk's Nobel prize-winning novel of the same name which explores the historical events surrounding Jacob Frank, a man who claimed to be the reincarnation of Sabbatai Zevi. In front of a live audience, Garbaczewski creates a hybrid theatre and virtual reality experience that delves into the ideas and relevance of Jacob's transformative religious movement in 18th Century Europe.
Image by Krzysztof Garbaczewski
Performers: Danusia Trevino, Anna Podolak, Alexandra Rudnicka
Adaptation/Script/Dramaturgy: Rebbeca Pierrot
Costume Design: Monika Palikot
Music: Jan Duszyński
Director, Set Design, VR Design: Krzysztof Garbaczewski
This event is part of Experiments in Digital Storytelling 2023, a series of explorations and experiments in digital storytelling in La MaMa’s newly renovated building at 74A East 4th Street.
Additional support for Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s fellowship in Experiments in Digital Storytelling is provided by TMU and Polish Cultural Institute New York.
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