¡el Simio!
(or a contemporary retelling of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape)

A play by Eugene O’Neill with new translations by Lorenzo Sariñana
The LIDA Project
 at work | space (Denver, CO)
May 10 – June 7, 2013
Direction / Projection Design / Producer

A story of a simple laborer trapped in a world controlled by the rich. This classic expressionist work is re-imagined as a one-man / hypermedia performance. This new bilingual translation and interpretation bring to the front the issues of immigration, class structure, and industrialism. First produced in 1922, the LIDA Project modernizes O’Neill’s text to address the modern themes of alienation in a stratified world.

Press Coverage
The LIDA Project takes on barriers of class and language in O’Neill’s The Hairy ApeWestword
My night at The Hairy Ape, Culture West

Best Multimedia Integration, True West Award (Nomination)