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Elements of Oz draws on one of the richest examples of escapist American entertainment, The Wizard of Oz, revels in the multiplicity of interpretations of this iconic example of popular culture, and examines how tens of thousands of people across the country (and across the globe) have made Oz their own. Through the use of YouTube tributes, a re-contextualization of the film, live stream video, and the incorporation of new technologies, Elements of Oz celebrates and deconstructs this incredibly rich cultural artifact.




Peak Performance, Montclair State University, NJ, USA

October 2015

Three Legged Dog (3LD), NYC

December 2016


Created by The Builders Association

Director Marianne Weems

Writters James Gibbs & Moe Angelos
Video Design  Austin Switser
Scenic Design Neal Wilkinson
Lighting Design  Jennifer Tipton
Sound Design  Dan Dobson

Performers Moe Angelos, Sean Donovan and Hannah Heller

Augmented Reality Design John Cleater
Interactive Design/Programming Jesse Garrison
Augmented Reality/Network Consultants Larry Shea, Kevan Loney
Identity and App Design LeClair Lucas
Costume Design Andreea Mincic
Assistant Directors Sarah Krohn, Eleanor Bishop
Production Manager Brendan Regimbal
Technical Director Carl Whipple
Associate Lighting Designer Elliott Jenetopulos
Associate Video Jesse Garrison, Dale Thomas Krupla
Associate Sound Andrew Lulling

Photos xxx xxx, NY Times and James Gibbs

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