Rouse composes a time accurate, durational, electronic score that shifts throughout the work creating a multitude of sonic textures and moods that define and comment on the different scenes onstage—Before School, After School, Evening at Home, for example.

The music is accompanied by recorded and synthesized readings of the text as well as live readings by select audience members. The text can be easily translated into many different languages through auto-translation allowing the work to be toured extensively worldwide.

One Boy’s Day Fly-Through

Design Drawings For One Boy’s Day

Creative Team

Conceived, written and directed by Mikel Rouse

Set and Video Design by Jeff Sugg and Jim Findlay

Sound design by Christopher Ericson

Lighting design by Hideaki Tsutsui

Musical direction by Matthew Gandolfo

Production Management by William Knapp

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Producing Partner and Lead Commissioner