The Space between the Letters


photo: Eva von Schweinitz


Extended Play: Civilians R&D In Process


The Space between the Letters is a new multi-disciplinary, research-based performance project that investigates adult learning, the process of knowledge production, and the socio-political fabric of education in the United States. Integrating recorded interviews with adult students and teachers, interactive video, live-drawing, sound design, and choreography, The Space between the Letters explores the perspective of adult learners and considers the ways in which education can provide tools to become empowered as a citizen. The project was developed as part of The Civilians' R&D group and is being produced in part at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center through the Artist-In-Residence Program.


Lead Artist: Eva von Schweinitz
Ensemble: Lanxing Fu, Lindsay Hockaday, Claire Moodey, Nicolas Noreña, Jonelle Robinson, Paul "P-Funk" Stalling, Chris White, Eleni Zaharopoulos
Choreography: Katie Rose McLaughlin
Sound: Gavin Price
Easel Demon: Tyler Caffall
Creative Coding: Sebastian Gonzalez Dixon
Stage Manager: Sam Silbiger

With contributions by: John Gasper, Barakaat Livan, Letícia Machado, Claire Moodey, Alice Pencavel, Gavin Price, Courtney Williams

Thank you

The LARK, Megan McClain and the 2017/2018 R&D group
Timothy Berrigan, Gladys Ortiz & students and staff at the Flatbush Learning Center.
Dianne Ramdeholl, Brian Mendes, Eric Appleton, John Gordon, Jaye Jones, Stacie Evans, Ira Yankwitt, and everyone else who agreed to be interviewed.
Karina Feliciano Attar, Hannah Biedermann, Lynn Chadwood, Abby Felder, Ariana Smart Truman, Moe Yousuf.