Adapted from Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground"
Created by Damien J. Wallace & Dane Eissler
Directed by Dane Eissler
EgoPo resets Dostoyevsky's 19th century existential masterpiece to the virtual world of contemporary Philadelphia.
Und3rgr0undM4n hides in the shadows, having withdrawn from society decades ago, uploading his memories onto his secretive blog site. One day, audiences received an anonymous electronic invitation to enter his digital - and mental - world. The further they delved into his fractured psyche, the closer he comes to confronting his own traumatic past as a Black man in America.
Featuring: Damien J. Wallace and Niya Colbert.
Direction: Dane Eissler
Production Design: Marie Laster
Technical Direction/Design & Sound: Chris Sannino
Video Editor: Taj Rauch
Filmed by: Taj Rauch, Chris Sannino, and Dane Eissler
Production Assistants: Kayla Bowe, Abby Leyh, and Molly Brook Moore
Sponsored by Dr. Joel & Bobbie Porter
"It’s a strong, unapologetic work of political theater [...] The use of multiple media channels to build the work’s narrative is an ingenious way to engage with the hybridity of theater at this moment." -Broad Street Review