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The Orpheus Variations

Created by The Deconstructive Theatre Project

Conceived and directed by Adam J. Thompson



Theater at the 14th Street Y, NYC, February 4 – 14, 2015


INCOMING! Series, Co-Presented by

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and La MaMa, NYC, January 10, 2015


HERE Arts Center, NYC, June 27 – 30, 2014


Magic Futurebox, NYC, October 19 – 28, 2013


IRT Theater, 3B Development Series, NYC, February 5, 2012

Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld and contemporary theories on the neuroscience of memory, THE ORPHEUS VARIATIONS tells the story of a grief-stricken musician who goes on a journey through the sights and sounds of his memories in search of his vanished wife. The performance mimics the operations of the brain during the encoding and recalling of memories, and combines theatrical, cinematic, and radio-play vocabularies into an art house movie that is simultaneously created and experienced in real time.


Conceived and Directed by: Adam J. Thompson
Associate Director: Meghan E. Kennedy
Composer: Ryan Homsey
Media Design: Phillip Gulley
Properties Design: Katie Fleming
Costume Design: Sydney Gallas
Sound Design: Steve Piteo & Matt O'Hare
Production Stage Management: Dina Paola Rodriguez
Assistant Stage Management: Christian Brion
Artistic and Production Assistant: Caitlin Bartow
Performance Ensemble: Jessica Annunziata, Jen Browne, Steven Conroy, Amanda Dieli,
Jacob Heimer, Sarah Isaacson, Meghan E. Kennedy, Robert Kitchens, Peter Van Hyning
Musicians: Randy Conrado, Ryan Homsey, Adrianna Mateo

The Deconstructive Theatre Project Staff

Founding Director: Adam J. Thompson
General Manager: Denise Lum
Director of Education & Outreach: Arielle Lever
Line Producer: Chapman Riedel

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