Atlas of Depression

What is depression? What is it here, and what is it now? None of the words we have for depression feel quite right, and we’re afraid to speak the ones we know might be better. Performed in a landscape of living rooms, Atlas of Depression mixes documentary voices from the CMU School of Drama community with an open-mic karaoke party. Using testimony, media, and the “empty orchestra” of karaoke, Atlas will strive to answer the question, at least for one night: What is it?

Originally produced at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Directed & Collected by Eben Hoffer

Assistant Directed by Adira Rosen
Dramaturgy by Natalie Schmidt
Scenic Design by Selby Souza
Lighting Design by Shawn Nielson 
Media Design by Joseph Amodei
Costume Design by Claire Mildred
Sound Design by Josh Brown

 

Photos by Louis Stein

April 2019

© 2019 by Adira Rosen