The Assembly’s ‘THAT POOR DREAM’

June 26 - June 29

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The Assembly is thrilled to announce that a sneak peek of THAT POOR DREAM will kick off this year’s Ice Factory Festival at the New Ohio Theater! This festival has been a dream of ours since we were wee lads. Set entirely on a MetroNorth train traveling from New York City to Fairfield, Connecticut, THAT POOR DREAM draws on the company’s own complex relationship to class identity and economic disparity in American society. Inspired by Great Expectations, Charles Dickens’s classic novel about coming of age in a profoundly class-conscious society. … Continue reading

‘THE CITY’ Wins LA Weekly Set Design Award

April 8 2013

Son of Semele's The City

The nice people at LA Weekly honored Son of Semele Ensemble’s THE CITY with a Set Design Award! We were also nominated for best direction, production design, sound design, and lighting design. It was a huge honor to work with Matt McCray, the brilliant actors, and the whole design/production team. It was a real blast. Hopefully this leads to more work with SOSE, and more work in LA.


January 10 - February 23


Check out the Living Theatre’s newest show, written and directed by the legendary Judith Malina. This is the final show in their space on Clinton Street (where HOME/SICK ran twice in 2012). Judith is now 86, and this company, which started the off-broadway movement in the US, is now 65. We visit the Anarchist collectives of France, Spain and The Ukraine from the 19th and 20th Centuries, and find ourselves transported to an immersive and participatory underground outdoor/indoor crossroads of our present moment. The ensemble and the audience work together … Continue reading


From Son of Semele's production in August 2012


L.A. Weekly just named The City one of the 10 Most Memorable L.A. Theater Moments of 2012. That’s kind. You can see the full list here, or the original review here, and photos are on the Projects page. They were nice to mention the design: “A particular highlight is Nicolas Benacerraf’s design of vertical walls of slatted cloth, so that the slats can be torn away, opening the tiny stage piecemeal to reveal hidden depths. The set, like the play, accrues dimension.”

home/sick at the Living Theatre, July 25-29

July — undergroundzero Festival


After a critically acclaimed run last summer, home/sick will return to NYC. Continue reading

Design Meeting

May 24 - 25 at Fordham University

Theoretical Model

Nick’s work will be showcased in the annual Design Meeting for graduates of the nation’s best design programs. Continue reading