"Inventive, engaging and fascinating...a musical and visual treat."  - New York Times

Winner, STAGE Award for New Plays about Science and Technology
Nominated for the American Theater Wing's Henry Hewes Design Award for Notable Effects


a dark comedy based on the remarkable collaboration in 1940 between Hollywood glamour girl Hedy Lamarr and "bad boy" composer George Antheil on a secret communication system

Written & Directed by Elyse Singer

Original Score by Joshua Fried
Production and Multimedia Design by Elaine J. McCarthy

"Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever." --Hedy Lamarr

For Frequency Hopping script inquiries or more information, please click here.

"STUNNING...This gorgeous production is one of the most technologically sophisticated theatre experiences one could imagine, if one could imagine it....Magnificently constructed, this is the show that might have come from the brilliant minds of the two principals...The entire experience is a feast for the eyes and ears" - nytheatre.com

Photos from the original production


Frequency Hopping was the winner of the 2007 STAGE International Script Competition and was developed, in part, through the University of California, Santa Barbara, STAGE Project by the Professional Artists Lab (Nancy Kawalek, Director) and the California NanoSystems Institute.  It was originally commissioned and developed with the support of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project. Further development was made possible by a grant from the Drama League Director's Project's New Directors/New Works Program, a residency at Abrons Arts Center and by a 2002 residency at Yaddo. It has been additionally developed through readings or workshops at the Women's Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Location One, Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Georges.  

The production at 3LD was supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation and Meet the Composer.  Sponsorship by Yamaha, Bluetooth SIG and Other Minds.

For more information about Hourglass Group or rights to Frequency Hopping, please contact elyse@hourglassgroup.org.

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