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ISA presents excerpts from digital multimedia theatre works-in-progress

April 04, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz.--The Institute for Studies in the Arts in ASU’s Herberger College of Fine Arts presents excerpts from “IM/UR” and “A Certain Release,” digital, multimedia theatre works-in-progress, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Digital Arts Ranch. The event is free, but reservations are required (480-965-9438).

Discussions led by the works’ writers, directors and collaborators will focus on creating theatre that integrates sensing technologies, wireless transmission, multimedia presentation technologies and virtual reality.

Both “IM/UR” and “A Certain Release” are being developed at the ISA. 
" IM/UR," directed by assistant professor of theatre Lance Gharavi and written by Chris Danowski, revolves around a human seeking to become a universal remote. A philosophical examination and cultural critique, it explores our fears and desires regarding the technology we create.

“ A Certain Release,” written and directed by ISA performance artist Jeff McMahon, charts the complicated and contradictory thoughts of a single man obsessed with a male couple, one to whom his relationship is not immediately clear. The piece presents an unreliable narrator, yet the relationship among the three of them (or is it four?) slowly reveals itself.
For more on these digital, multimedia theatre works and other current ISA projects, visit

The Institute for Studies in the Arts is an interdisciplinary research and education center in the Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. To learn more about the ISA, visit

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Tracey Benson