Jim Findlay (T’89)

Summer 2014 - Jim's Dream of the Red Chamber recently completed a run at the Brill Building in Times Square. Conceived as a literal dream play, the work is performed for an audience that is encouraged to experience the piece while they fall in and out of sleep. This durational performance installation invites the audience to take an immersive journey through Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”—an epic love story between a stone and a flower, framed by a dizzying series of metaphysical dreams.

Summer 2013 - Jim Findlay (T’89) recently directed and designed the world premiere of David Lang's The Whisper Opera at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  The piece will premiere in NYC at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival on August 10. In the fall, he'll be designing the musical Fun Home at the Public Theater in NYC. And his newest original work, Dream of the Red Chamber: a performance for a sleeping audience, conceived and written with fellow Duke alum Jeff Jackson (T’93) will premiere in the spring of 2014 presented by PS122 in NYC.