SONTAG: REBORN (2012-2014)

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.

Based on the books “Reborn” and “As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh” by Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff.

Directed by Marianne Weems
Adapted and Performed by Moe Angelos

Sound Design by Dan Dobson
Video Design by Austin Switser
Set Design by Joshua Higgason
Lighting Design by Laura Mroczkowski
Costume Design by Andreea Mincic
Makeup Design by Dick Page

Assistant Director, Shannon Sindelar
Production Stage Manager, Lindsey Turteltaub
Associate Video Designer, Jesse Garrison
Assistant Lighting Designer, Nick Ryckert
Custom Software Development, Jesse Garrison
Sound Operator, Ania Grzesik
Light Board Operator, Michael Kalmanowitz
Props Supervisor, Katie Fry
Production Assistant, Emma Sherr-Ziarko

Additional Contributing Artists
Joshua Gelb (Co-assistant director)
Steve Winders (Assistant Sound)
Meaghan Witri
David Conison
Moze Halperin
Fantastic staff and production team at New York Theatre Workshop

For The Builders Association:
Erica Laird, Managing Director
James Gibbs, Company Dramaturg
Matthew Karges, Business Manager

MAY 6-18, 2014
ArtsEmerson, The World OnStage
Boston, MA

OCT 2-3, 2014
Wesleyan Center for the Arts
Middletown, CT

MAY 28 – JUNE 30, 2013
New York Theatre Workshop
New York, NY

OCTOBER 3-5, 2013
Seoul Performing Arts Festival
Seoul, South Korea

NOV 15-18, 2012
Wexner Center for the Arts
Columbus, OH

JAN 4–15, 2012
The Public Theater
Under the Radar Festival, New York, NY