Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed
David Neumann & Marcella Murray
With Performances by:
Hyung Seok Jeon, Julius Powell, Marcella Murray, and David Neumann
Distances Smaller is currently in development
and will have its world premiere in January 2020,
co-commissioned and co-presented by
Abrons Arts Center and The Chocolate Factory.
Associate Producer: Mabou Mines
In Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed, co-creators David Neumann & Marcella Murray create a staged conversation of intimate scale on the set of a tv talk show where they explore and unpack their several-years-long ongoing dialogue about race alongside astronomical questions of scale and time.
Mirroring the current societal conversation, in all its hubris, fuckups and wonders. Marcella and David weave personal stories in amongst historical events, scientific uncertainties, live video refuting ideas of scale, and periodic mesmerizing dances. Over-simplification is resisted. Imperfection is a given.
Co-Creators: David Neumann & Marcella Murray
Performers: Hyung Seok Jeon, Julius Powell, Marcella Murray, David Neumann
Sound Design & Lead Collaborator: Tei Blow
Video Design: Hyung Seok Jeon
Set Design: Chris Green
Lighting Design: Marika Kent
Costume Design: Montana Blanco
Original Music: Stew
Dramaturgy: Melanie George
Administration: Amanda Brandes
Producer: Boo Froebel
The development of Distance Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed (working title) is being made possible, in part, by developmental residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center; the Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), and multiple residencies at MANCC / the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.