Set in an abstract corporate America, Cubicle explores the human condition under cramped control and a monotonous reality, exposing an underlying counterbalance between freedom and anarchy in the workplace. Anonymity and confinement set the pace in this corporate sea of grey as we witness a multitude of shifting landscapes as abstract representations of a familiar work environment. Boxing in both their sanity and distinctiveness, we witness the struggle to maintain a sense of individuality on the corporate climb as the performers labor against a homogenized work mentality, finding solidarity only within themselves and each other.
Concept & Direction: Jacques Heim
Choreographer: Leandro Glory Damasco Jr.
in choreographic collaboration with The Company.
Original Collaborators: Ana Carolina Brotons Christopher Carvalho, Chelsea Caffey,
Cal Chester, Ezra Masse-Mahar, Jessie Ryan, Connor Senning,
Kellie St. Pierre, Amy Tuley, Rico Velazquez, Chisa Yamaguchi
Structure Design: Tina Trefethen and Mike Mike McCluskey/Mike McCluskey LTD
Original Concept Design: Thomas Flake
Structure Construction: Robert Selander
Music Composer: Bruno Louchouarn
Light Sculpture by: LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora
Dramaturge and Artistic Consultant: Rosanna Gamson
Lighting Designer: Evan Merryman Ritter
Associate Lighting Designer: Luc Hediger
Costume Designer: Brandon Grimm
Project Manager: Renee Larsen Engmyr
Artistic Consultants: Jim Vincent, Adam Davis, Julie McDonald, Tony Selznick, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts & the Des Moines Center for the Performing Arts, Hae Kyung Lee, Steve Connell, Jessica Goin, Jonathan Reap
Cubicle was produced by Jennifer Cheng, commissioned by the Cheng Family Foundation and co-commissioned by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Des Moines Performing Arts, with additional support provided by Syracuse University.
Cubicle premiered in 2015 at Des Moines Performing Arts in Des Moines, Iowa.