Empathitrax is a world premiere play by Ana Nogueira and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, which tells the story of a couple in the midst of a relationship crisis. They turn to a newly released pill named Empathitrax, when taken allows the patient to feel the emotions and feelings of whomever they touch. The play explores relationships, depression and...empathy.
The music was inspired by the emotions the pill stirs up in the couple on stage and the science used to create it. The music starts in a halting and enigmatic fashion as the play progresses and the emotions start to flow as does the music switching from synthesizers and drum machines to acoustic piano.
All the cues were written in Sibelius and Ableton Live and played back by QLab.
Written by Ana Nogueira
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Sets by Reid Thompson
Costumes by Sarah Laux
Lighting by Grant Yeager
Properties by Shannon O’Brien
Photos by Robert Altman