Machine 5 Theatre Works is a collaborative effort which began in 2014 with the production of Sarah Kane's Crave. Crave was directed by Greg Kowalski who incorporated real-time video projections, recorded voices, movement and live music into the piece. Since then he has directed Play by Samuel Beckett and Between the Day and the Night, which he both wrote and directed. The next production is a piece titled “Interior Landscape” that will be performed in complete blackout conditions. Unfortunately it has been put on hold due to the Covid19 pandemic. Achieving a blackout condition at the Wire Factory was a particularly arduous task, and we hope to return to the project as soon as possible.
Machine 5 Theatre Works’ productions lie at the intersection of theater and performance art and have a significant technological component. The technology involves systems for sound/movement/image interaction as well as live sound.