CREATIVE STAGE NEWS
CELEBRATING OUR CREATIVE STAGE TEACHING TEAM
Our Creative Stage Instructors are an important part of the educational equation. These dedicated artists are not only skilled educators, but are all actively working in the NYC theater, music, dance, and comedy scenes! If you want to catch them outside of the classroom, try looking for them in these amazing projects…
Moira LeBlanco (Musical Theater Builders Instructor/Pianist)
I am thrilled to announce a new collaboration and the release of a new work. 19twelve by dīōd, features Quentin Chiappetta on electronics and myself on piano. The suite engages with Kandinsky’s painting Composition 8, translating visual elements into music. The resulting work, shaped by the painting’s geometric figures, concentric and convergent circles, stark lines and vibrant colors, is a multi-movement form, including the following pieces: Space, Concentric Force, The O circle, A line, A floating line, The Big Triangle, Composition life, Triangles: the way out. The association between the painting and life fills the geometric figures with a spiritual and profoundly human meaning.
Allison Altman and Kathryn Metzger
(Co-Teachers for Musical Theater Builders, and Film Makers Workshop)
Audre Lorde battles her way through her last poem, determined to finish a work women will inherit before her body writes her eulogy.
Performed by an ensemble of 50 women and inspired by Lorde's works, LORDES asks the question: How do we feed ourselves in a world where we are meant to starve?
Lauren Marissa Smith as Audre Lorde
Kathryn Metzger as Adrienne Rich
$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors
FREE tickets for students with the promo code "AUDRE” (students need to show their student ID card before entering the performance).
(Comedy Improv! Lead Teacher)
Congrats to Marisa Ryan, our Comedy Improv teacher for her work on the short film The Small recently selected for the Independent Television Festival, 2018.
If you've ever wished for just five more minutes with someone you've lost... Watch Marisa Ryan, Heather Corrigan Dave Shalansky Sally Brooks Caris Vujcec Talym Jinn Mathia Vargas Jim Ro Anna Berman Sandra Bauleo and more in The Small with talented crew Michelle Botticelli Adam Parr Scott Coscia Alison Gregory and more. Coming to ITVFest - Independent Television Festival October 2018!
(One Great Day, One Great Great Show! Co-Teacher, and Carnegie Hall Fall Family Day)
Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics is a docudrama that explores the intersection of faith and sexual identity through the first person accounts of LGBT Catholics. The play is composed entirely of interviews from over 30 individuals including clergy, religious and lay people spanning in age from 19-85 from across the United States.
Tour dates: TBD
Clare Wasserman (Dancing Designers, Lead Design Instructor)
Check out the work of our very own Dancing Design instructor, Clare Wasserman, Associate Designer for the award winning Sam Mendes play, The Ferryman, which recently opened at the Jacobs Theater on Broadway.
After storming London's West End, and earning eight Olivier Nominations in the process, Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is brings its resounding success to Broadway this Fall!
Get tickets at: www.jacobstheatreny.ticketoffices.com