Half Life







UPDATE: The full-length video of Half Life is now available for streaming. Click to view the show, as well as select scene excerpts.

A lamentation of fierce urgency, Half Life is an imagistic, visceral work inspired by the nervous fear felt in the wake the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Half Life explores the psychological fallout of global disaster, and how it affects our emotions and imaginations. The Los Angeles-based collaborators— Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen, and Chi-wang Yang —bring their signature mix of projected animation, live performance and music to summon the unseeable forces that govern our collective sense of personal safety and control.

Performance History

  • REDCAT, Los Angeles [World Premiere]
  • New Genre Art Festival, Tulsa
  • FirstWorks, Providence
  • SFMoMA

For touring and presentation inquiries, please contact us at cloudeyecontrol@gmail.com.


Half Life is funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the LEF Foundation; and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Half Life is produced with Los Angeles Performance Practice, and was made possible in part by creative residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, CalArts Center for New Performance, and Duke University.


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Original Production

Miwa Matreyek: Director & Animation
Anna Oxygen: Music Composition & Direction
Chi-wang Yang: Director

A-ko:  Jenny Greer
B-ko: Anna Oxygen
Musicians: Robert Barber & David Scott Stone

Scene Design: Efren Delgadillo & Shannon Scrofano
Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl
Video, Systems, and Sound Design:  Jackson Campbell
Sound Design & Pre Show Music: Robert Barber & David Scott Stone
Costume Design: Kate Fry
Technical Direction: Efren Delgadillo
Music Production: David Scott Stone & Anna Oxygen
Choreography: Jennie Liu
Additional Video Content & Video Operator: Daniel Jackson
Stage Manager: Kate Eipl

Touring Company

B-ko: Sara Sinclair Gomez
Lighting Design: Katelan Braymer
Production Management: Cameron Squire

Produced with Miranda Wright & Los Angeles Performance Practice


Assistant Technical Director: Matthew Kenichi Muranaga
Scenic Build Crew: Matt MacCready, Matthew Kenichi Muranaga
Costume Fabricators: Laura Brown, Eileen O’Brien, Leah Olbrich
Production Assistant: Nora King