Searching for Sebald

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Inspired by the writings of “memory’s Einstein” W.G. Sebald and the developmental theories of neuroscientist Semir Zeki, Searching for Sebald is at once a live performance, a documentary film, a road movie, and a ghost story that meanders from the thinly populated countrysides of the English North Sea coast to the densely overlapping landscapes of the human mind. The production is the second in The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s series of live cinema projects exploring relationships between live performance, neuroscience, and interactive technology.

Creative Team

Created collaboratively and with text by the Company
Conceived & Directed by Adam J. Thompson
Associate Director: Meghan E. Kennedy
Composer: Howie Kenty
Video + Projection Design: Anna Henson
Cinematography: Emma Zbiral-Teller
Scenic & Props Design: Katie Fleming
Scenic & Props Associates: Sarah Burrell & Moira O’Sullivan
Miniatures Design: Bina Santos
Sound Design: Andy Sowers
Costume Design: Michelle Persoff
Analogue Film Consultant: Sean Hanley
Production Stage Manager: Dina Paola Rodriguez
Performance Ensemble: Jen Browne, Kathleen Piper Crosby, Paddy Glynn, Monika Haar, Robert Kitchens, Arielle Lever, Chapman Riedel, Patrick Scheid

Performance History

Gowanus Art + Production, Work-in-Progress, October 21-22, 2015
FiveMyles Gallery, SpaceProgram, Work-in-Progress, June 5-6, 2014


  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The Jerome Robbins Foundation
  • Off Broadway Angels
  • The Puffin Foundation
  • ART/NY Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation