September 10-October 4
Have you been feeling isolated? Craving human experiences beyond the walls of your home? Reserve a night in our very special hotel. We have several rooms available for you to occupy but only temporarily. Upgraded rooms are available upon request through the concierge.
Temporary Occupancy is Die-Cast’s newest inventive and physically dynamic work to unravel. This digital piece opens up the privacy of the hotel room for public display. There is something so secluded in the very nature of a hotel room. Normal life is disrupted and a new temporary and isolated existence is suddenly born in a space that is designed to never be home.
Temporary Occupancy uses a single hotel room as the location for a series of interconnected stories. Each explores a different moment of the suspended life of the occupant. A love affair. A search for reconnection. A moment of grief. While stylistically different, the stories are all connected by more than the physical room they share. Temporary Occupancy was created in partnership with ArtsWest Playhouse in Seattle.
How do you enjoy this digital piece?
- Temporary Occupancy is best enjoyed on laptops, desktops, tablets, and other similar devices. We encourage you to use your phone as a second choice.
- Make sure your sound is up. Headphones are not necessary but please use the best speaker options you have.
- Close any other browsing windows or applications for the best internet speed.
- The experience will take about 70 minutes but you can pause it at any time. We will wait for you!
Please note: this show deals with themes of grief and loss, and contains brief graphic language. Recommended for 18+.
Available to access online during the Festival
$12 general access
About the Artists
Temporary Occupancy was commissioned by ArtsWest Playhouse, with a digital run on the West Coast before making its Philadelphia Premiere. The digital version of the piece is part of a larger living installation to be performed in a hotel in Miami as part of a public works festival commissioned by the Miami Beach Cultural Office.
Temporary Occupancy was created by Die-Cast Co-founders Brenna Geffers and Thom Weaver, as well as Anthony Crosby, Colleen Corcoran, Jahzeer Terrell, Keith Conallen, Steven Wright, David Strattan White, Andrew Carroll, Meg Rumsey-Lasersohn, Niya Colbert, Sean Lally, and Chris Sannino.