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Persians September 2014

Persians by Aeschylus is the earliest know extant play in the European cannon. A deeply mysterious play written in a time when theater as we know it was still being born, about a hubris riddled civilization that was being destroyed by the culture which created the play.

Steel Hammer March 2014
The project was born in a conversation between the composer Julia Wolfe, one of the three composers of Bang on a Can , and Anne Bogart.  Julia had written an oratorio entitled Steel Hammer and we began to discuss collaboration between SITI Company and the Bang on a Can All Stars towards a music theater piece that would transform Julia’s oratorio into a dramatic music-theater piece. 
 
A Rite January 2013

An exploration into Igor Stravinsky’s monumental composition “The Rite of Spring,” dealing with questions such as:

Cafe Variations (Small Version) September 2012

The six actor version of Cafe Variations is a series of vivid and visceral explorations of life, love and identity in this unabashedly romantic celebration of café culture.

Café Variations (Large Version) April 2012

A series of vivid and visceral explorations of life, love and identity cast Gershwin classics in a new light in this unabashedly romantic celebration of café culture.

Trojan Women (After Euripides) September 2011

A highly modernized adaptation of Euripides’ anti-war drama, a meditation on the moments of individual choice that separate death and life, despair and hope, future and past.

Antigone October 2009

Irish writer Jocelyn Clarke’s starkly contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ classic tale of family loyalty, patriotism, war and the powers of the state.Teaser copy goes here.

Under Construction March 2009

A collage of America today, inspired by Norman Rockwell and contemporary installation artist Jason Rhoades, Charles Mee’s play juxtaposes the Fifties and the present, red states and blue, where we grew up and where we live now—a piece that is, like America, permanently under construction.

Who Do You Think You Are March 2008

How does the vast labyrinth, the systems and the layers of chemical, muscular and neuronal activity, inform our tiniest interaction?

Radio Macbeth February 2007

Radio Macbeth takes place late at night in the guts of an abandoned theater. Actors circle restlessly around the common shared warmth of a rehearsal table, moving through the bullet of Shakespeare’s briefest and perhaps most magnetic play. Around them, in the perimeter of the space, the ghosts of all previous productions hover and encroach. The spirits of ambition, violence, fortune, fate, free will, hubris, vengeance, pride, indecision, paradox, the eternal male-female conflict and madness flicker and glow. The actors cling to the sanity of words while the chaos of history grows to be undeniably present with them in the room.