Because the house must safely support the weight of dancers and others, paper scientists from Tech became part of the project, designing and testing the specialized cardboard.
An original score for the work was created by composer/musician Santiago Paramo. It's an electronic/acoustic blend, performed by Paramo from inside the house using a keyboard and laptop. And there will be sculptures and installations from a team of four artists.
The core design team of 30 people also includes video designer Chelsea Raflo, artistic director Malina Rodriguez and the normal complement of costume, lighting and other professionals for a theater/dance project.
Georgia Tech's DramaTech Theater has been an indispensable partner in this. DramaTech, which is Tech's "drama club," is the oldest continuously operating theater in Atlanta, said Melissa Foulger, its artistic director. (Foulger was careful to point out that there's a rivalry with Georgia State's GSU Players, who also claim this title.) The company has been doing business as DramaTech Theater since 1947, but before that it operated as the "Marionettes," dating to 1915.
The center of all this is dance. Beckham's choreography will be performed by dancers Alex Abarca, Alisa Mittin and Claire Molla. Beckham said the house will be "cracked open like a dollhouse" so the audience can see the action.
There will be no late seating at this event.
8 p.m. Aug. 16-18. 2 p.m. Aug. 19. $14 students and artists; $25 general admission. DramaTech Theater, 349 Ferst Drive, entrance on northeast corner of the Ferst Center. www.theluckypenny.org