Publication date announced: 1st May 2015:
"This is not a book as you might expect. It doesn't offer a theory about cities, rather it speaks of any theory. It is not engaged in solving problems, but it is outraged at stupidity, at the oppressive and anonymous demand that any solid formulation of a problem should be simple. And above all it takes you onto a journey to (re-)discover The City."
Featuring Orlando in the Cities – a literary playfulness and an odyssey through 2,500 years of Western civilisation by Sebastian Michael.
Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Miro Roman, Sebastian Michael
Applied Virtuality Book Series
Birkhäuser, May 2015 ISBN 978-3-0356-0626-3
This website has just undergone a major overhaul.
There's a completely new design, some obsolete content has been weeded out and everything else has been updated. And there's a new media page, which contains video and audio clips with interviews and trailers that had previously been dispersed across several different project sites, where of course they also remain available.
Have a look around and if you find anything amiss, never hesitate to get in touch.
Sebastian returns to the stage as a performer with his new piece The Sonneteer - a play on passion, power and possession, which features the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Alongside him on stage will be young Actor Tom Medcalf as the two delve into some of the most glorious poetry ever written in search of a possible truth about love.
The Sonneteer will preview in London at the Landor Theatre for two nights on 18th and 19th July 2014, before starting its world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from 1st to 23rd August 2014.
Full details and tickets now at thesonneteer.info
Top Story - The Video is out: shot at the legendary Old Vic Tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station in January 2013, Top Story is now available as an online stream or download to own. And the best thing about it: you pay what you want!
>Watch the new trailer and Top Story here
Starting 7th January 2014 - the first anniversary of its world premiere at The Old Vic Tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station - Top Story is being serialised on its own dedicated YouTube channel with one scene being added every day until the play is complete.
A full version of Top Story - The Video will soon also be made available for online streaming. Stay tuned for updates.
Top Story on YouTube
TLAvideo.com is now taking pre-orders for its first release of The Hour of Living on DVD on 19th November 2013. This is for anyone in the United States and Canada.
The Hour of Living, Sebastian Michael's first feature film as a writer, director and producer will get its first London public screening at the beautiful Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise, NW10, on Wednesday, 24th April 2013, at 6:30pm
Full details and booking information now here.
The Hour of Living, Sebastian Michael's first feature film, which was completed in 2012, is to have its Australian Premiere at the ShOUT Gay Film Festival in Newcastle, New South Wales, on Sunday 19th May at 7pm.
More on the film's website here.
Top Story, which opens with Press Night at The Old Vic Tunnels on 7th January 2013, is now available in paperback and as eBook for all major platforms, including Kindle, iBook, Kobo and Nook.
This is the combined Programme & Playtext edition which will also be available at the venue during the run.
You can order/download it here.
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- Arthur MacEwen
Banner image: Lewis Goody as Gus in Top Story at The Old Vic Tunnels, 2013