The Lathe of Heaven

A collection of books are piled in front of a large image of the moon.

Image Credit: Cameron Anderson

April 22-25, 2021
Written by Ursula K. Le Guin

Adapted by Natsu Onoda Power
Directed by Assistant Professor Isaiah Matthew Wooden
Production Design by Associate Professor Cameron Anderson

The Lathe of Heaven will be presented online with our streaming partner See bottom for tickets.
The Lathe of Heaven takes place in a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophe, in which George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams, over which he has no control, effectively alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a dream psychologist who immediately grasps the potential power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself, as Dr. Haber warms to the task of manipulating George’s dreams to transform the world.

Picture of an Asian womanAdapter Natsu Onoda Power

Man in red sweater looks at cameraDirector Assistant Professor Isaiah Matthew Wooden

Woman looks over shoulder at cameraScenic Designer Associate Professor Cameron Anderson

Artistic Team

Director.......Isaiah M. Wooden

Production Design and Video Content Designer.....Cameron Anderson

Costume Designer.....Chelsea Kerl

Composer/Sound Designer.....Roc Lee

Video Show Editing and Visual Effects.....Katerina Vitaly

Video Capture and Control.....Nitsan Scharf

Virtual Design Collective (ViDCo).....Jared Mezzocchi, Eric Grims

ViDCo Associate Project Manager.....Toby Clark

Production Stage Manager.....Shelby Mariah Art

Assistant Stage Manager......Megan Ellis



George Orr.......Peirce Robinson

Dr. William Haber.....Anderson Stinson III

Heather Lelache..... Tamara Tarwoe

Narrator and Other Roles......Jaramie Cataldo

Narrator and Other Roles......Sophie Lee

Narrator and Other Roles......Abigail Roberts


To view The Lathe of Heaven, you must reserve a ticket here.


Tickets are available until showtime.


All Students: Free

All other tickets are Pay What You Can:

Suggested Donation:

Brandeis Community/Senior (55+): $10

General Public: $15

Family Viewing: $25


Thursday, April 22  8pm
Friday, April 23  8pm
Saturday, April 24  2pm
Sunday, April 25  Video on Demand - view any time this day


This production is also a part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.

A dancer in leotard and tutu leaps into the air.