Without seeing "JIB" for yourself, it's hard to get a feel for the full experience. Aside from being a rock musical, it will stretch beyond the stage to become a live one-take film and album as well — reaching out to an audience beyond the confines of the physical theater.
Created by Michael McQuilken with music by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, the production is a team effort that also includes the ensemble group Old Sound Room and creative collective The Windmill Factory.
"The entire story justifies a camera being in the scene," says McQuilken of the shapeshifting new musical.
Aside from filming the action onstage, even the audience will become apart of its narrative:
"Since they’re being filmed, I want them to confront their own relationship with the camera," he adds.