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Michael McQuilken: JIB, or, The Child Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was (2016)

JIB is a world premier new LIVING FILM+ROCK SHOW+GHOST PLAY, by Michael McQuilken (Grand Theft Orchestra, The Few Moments) featuring new music by AMANDA PALMER & JASON WEBLEY. The Windmill Factory (NIN, Phantogram, La Louvre) will design and produce the production with OLD SOUND ROOM Performance Ensemble (Yale School of Drama borne). The work is directed by Michael McQuilken (BAM, Prototype Festival, Amanda Palmer international tour) and features an all star cast including Leah Siegel (Leisure Cruise, Firehorse) playing the title role of JIB.

This truly multimedia work explores the interconnectedness of inspiration and the unseen forces which guide our lives through the rise and fall of singer/songwriter JIB. The audience is immersed in JIB’s world and quickly become part of the action. The premiere of JIB was crowd funded on Kickstarter with more than 602 backers pre-buying the new album, film, and tickets to the show.

Written and Directed by: Michael McQuilken, with additional text developed by the company
Cinematography by: Anne Cecelia Haney
Produced by: The Windmill Factory & Old Sound Room
​Design Leads: Maruti Evans & Nicholas Pope
Design Team: Jon Morris, Michael McQuilken, Zack McKenna, Stephanie di Bona, Laura Clarke
Music by: Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, The Few Moments, and Firehorse
Cast: Brenden Titley, Daniel Reece, Jillian Taylor, Joe Trombino, Jon Morris, Laura Gragtmans, Leah Siegel

Websites: https://www.michaeljosephmcquilken.com, https://www.oldsoundroom.com/jib