SITI Company: The Medium
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 7:30 pm
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Marshall McLuhan saw it all coming. Known as the originator of the phrases “the medium is the message” and “global village,” he predicted the dehumanizing nature of technology 20 years before the Internet even existed. Now SITI Company brings to Duke The Medium, a prescient theatrical work based on the life and predictions of McLuhan, to explore the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches and our personal lives.
As part of its farewell season, SITI, internationally renowned for its ensemble-based work, is reviving its first-ever devised piece with this meditation on technology that’s even more resonant now than when it premiered in 1993.
An “astoundingly kinetic and penetrating work” (onStage Pittsburgh) conceived and directed by Anne Bogart and performed by the ensemble artists of SITI Company, The Medium asks: Who are we — and what are we becoming — in the flickering light of our own devices?