A brief glimpse into our 2014 Prelude 'Code', an explorable theatrical experience inspired by the beauty of mathematics and the programmers who operate on the boundary between our messy human lives and the pristine world of symbols and equations behind the code that envelops our world. Drawing from the experiences of real-life programmers and the legacy of Alan Turing, this sensory, interactive performance created a kind of living science museum that used theater techniques and software concepts to cultivate and rekindle a sense of awe for the power of mathematics and highlighted the individuals who encode our humanity into modern technologic society.
Code was funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the George Gund Foundation and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation. Additional support provided by the Leonard Krieger Fund at the Cleveland Foundation.
Directed and Devised by Jeremy Paul
Starring Ray Caspio, Christina Dennis, Christopher Hisey, Valerie Kilmer, Val Kozlenko, Ryan Lucas, Micael Prosen, Sean Seibert and the disembodied voice of Amy Liu
Lighting Design: Ben Gantose
Costume Design: Jamie Farkas
Original Music Composition: Eric M. C. Gonzalez
Animation: Kyllea Kerg