Emergence is an immersive performance about the study of life on Earth and other planets. The show was developed by the artist group Catalyst Collective and their residency with the Emergence Laboratory at ASU. Emergence asks and explores the questions: What exactly is life? How do we look for it in the universe? And how do we all plan on living it? After the 20 minute performance, Phil Weaver-Stoesz, Creative Director of Catalyst, will discuss how Catalyst devised a performance with both artists and scientists, as well as virtues and methods of good STEAM collaborations.
Phil Weaver-Stoesz: Theatre Director, MFA Candidate in Theatre Directing
Catalyst Collective Artist Group
Director Phil Weaver-Stoesz is an MFA candidate at the Herberger Institute in Tempe, Arizona. In his first year, he devised and directed an immersive experience in an art museum ([De/As]cending). He was also awarded the Creation Grant for his research in creative computing (BIOS: Alpha), designed an alternate reality urban adventure (The Anthem Project), and worked with play development at Phoenix Theatre (on display). Phil originally hails from Goshen, Indiana, where he arranged and directed several original works including a mix of sonnets and indie-punk (Sonnet Soundscape) and a reimagining of the lovers in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chemical Imbalance). Find Phil online at his website PhilWS.com, his personal blog ahandfulofair.wordpress.com or on twitter @Dear_Godot.