Part of GU1 Green Umbrella
Yuval Sharon, director
Christopher Rountree, conductor
Jonathan Deans, concept sound designer
David Bullard, concert hall sound designer
Jody Elff, siren sites sound designer
Jaymee Ngernwichit, costume designer
Pablo Santiago, lighting designer
Lara Helena, alien choreographer
Calder Greenwood, production designer
Sigourney Weaver, Narrator
Hila Plitmann, La sirena
Hugo Armstrong, Professor Pierson
Suzanna Guzmán, Mrs. Martinez and Estella Ramos, Acting Secretary of the Interior
Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Melissa Morse
Hadleigh Adams, General Lansing
Jon Lee Keenan, Gunner/Stage Hand
David Castillo, Officer
James Hayden, Commander/Sound Designer
About This Performance
War of the Worlds
Orson Welles’ 1938 “fake news” led millions of panicked listeners to believe that aliens were invading. Yuval Sharon takes the original radio script as the basis of an audacious new performance piece to be heard around L.A. — at WWII era sirens reactivated for two-way communication — and simultaneously at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Composer Annie Gosfield’s use of radio sounds makes her the ideal collaborator in this must-see event.
War of the Worlds can be experienced in four different ways: purchase tickets to the performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall or make a free reservation for a spot at one of the three siren sites.
Co-produced with The Industry and Now Art.
Programs, artists, dates, times, prices and availability subject to change.