Jim Findlay, Electric Lucifer
246 people pledged $16,130 to support this project on Kickstarter.
In 1970, experimental musician Bruce Haack released The Electric Lucifer, a pioneering psychedelic electronic-rock album, which he followed up in 1978 with The Electric Lucifer: Book II. For years, artist and director Jim Findlay dreamed of transforming these albums into a fully realized stage production. With the help of 246 backers on Kickstarter and theater luminaries such as composer Philip White, choreographer Raja Feather Kelly, performers Okwui Okpokwasili and Robert M. Johanson, and video designer Jeff Sugg, Electric Lucifer was reborn. Staged at The Kitchen in January 2018, the show “reimagines the songs as a wild religious fantasia about suffering and redemption,” Findlay says, adding: “We’re trying to collaborate with his ghost.”