Music ‘unites’ lost souls in School of Drama’s ‘Jib’

The way inspiration flows through time and bodies and life and death is explored through four lost souls who never meet — but who merge as abandoned melodies drift between them — in “Jib,” the next School of Drama production.

The production runs Jan. 22-28 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.

“Jib” is written and directed by Michael McQuilken, a third-year M.F.A. candidate at the School of Drama, who is also a member of the cast and a percussionist for the production. He has directed and composed music for other shows at the School of Drama and the Yale Cabaret, and his original play with music and projections — “A Day in Dig Nation” (co-written with Tommy Smith) — has toured through cities in Europe and the United States. He co-founded the Seattle-based theater company Collaborator and has also been a street performer, music teacher and builder of found-object musical instruments in Seattle.

The cast includes Matt Biagini, Lucas Dixon, Chris Henry, Sarah Lasley, Michael Place, Blake Segal, Sarah Sokolovic, Jillian Taylor, Emily Trask and Adina Verson. “Jib” features choreography by Jennifer Harrison Newman and Christy Lee Saunders; sets and projections by Matthew Saunders; costumes by Mark Nagle; lights by Yi Zhao; sound by Chad Raines; dramaturgy by Sunder Ganglani; and stage management by Catherine Costanzo.

Performances are at 8 p.m. There is no performance on Sunday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $10-$25 and are available online at, by phone at 203-432-1234 and in person at the box office, 1156 Chapel St. (at York St.).

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