(invisible republic #3)

directed by Ian W. Hill


A paranoid rant? A schizophrenic’s tragic delusion? An internet troll’s computer-generated word salad? An underground history of the battle between pop culture and the military-industrial complex? All of the above?

NORD HAUSEN FLY ROBOT is an investigation by Gemini CollisionWorks (Ian W. Hill: Arts/Berit Johnson: Crafts) into a 55-page anonymous online comment left on a political website that first seems nothing more than an incomprehensible, stream-of-consciousness tirade, but on repeated examination suggests a poetic, albeit confused, summary of US History post-WWII from a marginalized voice — making it part 3 in GCW's Invisible Republic series, following 2006's That's What We're Here For and 2008's Everything Must Go.

There has been much online discussion as to whether or not the text was even actually written by a person, or if someone had entered some search terms into an online random word generator, and posted the results. Those who believe it to have actually been written by a person generally agree that the author is probably schizophrenic, or certainly neuroatypical in some form.

Gemini CollisionWorks recognizes the text as written by one anonymous author, confused and obsessed, with clear themes, structure and through-lines, and while not exactly traditionally “coherent,” a piece of writing with no small amount of beauty and poetry in its portrait of the USA, past and present, and somehow inherently dramatic and stageable in some form, and will work in collaboration with actors, musicians, and dancers to expand, annotate, elaborate, and celebrate this American voice.

with John Amir, David Arthur Bachrach*, Olivia Baseman*, Lex Friedman, Linus Gelber, Clara F. Pagone, Amanda La Pergola, Derrick Peterson*, and Alyssa Simon*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


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Theatre/Venue The Brick 

579 Metropolitan Ave  Brooklyn

Phone Number for Reservations 866-811-4111 
Website for reservations  
Running time 1hr. 30min. 


Producing Organization: Gemini CollisionWorks  
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