by Paul Zimet
dir. by Paul Zimet
La Mama Theater, 2014
set and video design
Marcellus Shale unfolds in a New York small town only a few years into the future (the play is set in 2016), where gas companies have disrupted virtually every aspect of a life that residents sold out for leases that felt lucrative but now perhaps seem paltry.
"The design is stunning, with thrillingly evocative sets and video by Anna Kiraly, sound by Maddow, lights by Lenore Doxsee and Natalie Robin, and costumes by Kiki Smith, all working together to create a magical and theatrical world for a play that is mostly about the ground and our relationship to it."