Jet Lag

Date(s) of Performance

9/23/2010 - 10/3/2010


The Builders Assocation | Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Directed by

Marianne Weems

Created by

The Builders Association and Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Doris Geller - Moe Angelos, Nantucket/Lincoln Schwartz - Jess Barbagallo, Richard Mifflin/Announcer - Nick Bonnar, Roger Dearborn/Pilot - David Pence, Grace Dearborn/Flight Attendant/Announcer - Kristen Sieh, Rupert Schneeman/Bill/Mr. Schwartz - Joseph Silovsky


In 1998 Marianne Weems and The Builders Association, in collaboration with the architects/media artists Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, presented JET LAG, a cross-media project that was ahead of its time. JET LAG is based on two overlapping true stories about eccentric individuals who manipulated time and space, turning their travels into a new kind of escape. In 1969 an ambitious sailor set out on a round-the-world sailboat race only to discover that he could “win” by simply sending radio reports of his false travel times while sailing in circles off the coast of South America. Then, over the course of six months in 1970, a grandmother with her grandson in tow travelled back and forth 167 times between New York and Amsterdam to avoid the boy’s meddling father, without ever leaving the airports. Suspended in “non-space” and alternate realities achieved through technology, these time travelers never complete their journeys. JET LAG received OBIE awards for “Outstanding Production” and “Best Actor” in 1999-2000 and was hailed as “the future of theater” by the European press.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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Jet Lag



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