A young dog is learning new tricks. Say hello to the revamped InVersion.
InVersion Theatre was founded in 2011 by Johnny Lloyd and William Steinberger in Philadelphia, PA; Rebecca LeVine joined up in 2012. Born out of UPenn's iNtuitons Experimental Theatre, InVersion remixes the avant-garde and the orthodox in works that are new and old, native and alien.
Between 2011 and 2014, InVersion produced four full length works in Philadelphia, all directed by William Steinberger and produced by Johnny Lloyd: Dutchman by Amiri Baraka in 2011; Miss Julie by August Strindberg and SHEPARD/BECKETT, a night of one-acts by Sam Shepard and Samuel Beckett, in 2012; and Owners by Caryl Churchill in 2013. In 2014, InVersion collaborated with Philadelphia composer Marc LeMay for the Philadelphia FringeArts piece Mirroring Sky: An App-Play, which took participants on a guided listening tour through the streets of Philadelphia.
2015 brought big changes to InVersion: we moved our nexus of activity to New York City. In conjunction with the New York International Fringe Festival, we produced In the Woods We Return, a world premiere by our own Johnny Lloyd. In the spring of 2016, we presented GREGOR, an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” written by William Steinberger and brought to life through several months of workshops and readings.
On the horizon? An audacious adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, set in the venture capital scene of Silicon Valley and co-created with composer Andrew Underberg, and an all-new app-play, set amidst the enchanted wilds of Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
We’re here to challenge expectations and make great work. See you at the show!