Climate Change & Sustainability


Du Yun
For Ever More—FutureTradition

In For Ever More—FutureTradition: An XR Opera Garden, Du Yun will bring for the first time ever one of the oldest evolving forms of Chinese opera, known as Kunqu opera, to life using augmented reality, web-based virtual reality, and large-format projection. Shattering traditional borders of programmatic gatekeeping by allowing presenters, professionals, amateurs, and audience alike access to living, breathing culture, the piece blends avant-garde experimentation with Asian culture and heritage. For Ever More will build a public digital space where a series of curated performances and skill-sharing material are shown and freely shared—accessible to anyone in the world with a device and data—creating a new way of learning from and experiencing live performance.

Du Yun is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, activist, and curator for new music, who works at the intersection of opera, orchestral, chamber music, theatre, and more.


Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Scourge

Scourge is a hip-hop theater work about the history of Haiti that blends Afro-Caribbean jazz music, folkloric and contemporary movement, and spoken word. The piece is developed with choreographer Rennie Harris, composer John Santos, director Kamilah Forbes and dramaturge Roberta Uno, as well as young poets from the group Youth Speaks. Scourge is divided into four parts and ties together significant events in Haiti’s past with the myths that surround them, while illuminating cultural and political connections among that country, the United States, Africa and the other nations of the Caribbean.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a spoken-word poet, dancer, and playwright who frequently directs stand alone hip-hop theater plays.


Lisa Kron
Well

Well, a six-person play, explores issues of illness and health both in individuals and in a community. The piece is drawn from the artist’s childhood years with her mother, an activist for racial integration in their neighborhood in Lansing, Michigan. This narrative is intersected with stories of Lisa and her mother’s mysterious ill health.

Lisa Kron is a Tony Award-winning playwright and actress, whose plays have been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally.


Eisa Davis
The Essentialisn’t

The Essentialisn’ttroubles expected narratives of the diasporic black feminine and questions the artist’s relationships to performance and captivity. The work utilizes an innovative combination of song, electronic sound, movement, everyday objects, and reanimated modernist figures from the Harlem Renaissance to cultivate a practice of presence and sovereignty.

Eisa Davis is a performer, composer, and playwright who uses her work as a site to contemplate notions of private, social, and ecological being.


Taylor Mac
The Lily’s Revenge

The Lily’s Revenge is a seven-hour multidisciplinary theater work about alternative communities, the homogeneity of culture, and contemporary apocalyptic narratives. Created in collaboration with several theater directors and ensembles, the work is staged in five sections. These include a puppet-theater play on a miniature stage, a play in the round, a video/live performance work, and a circus act that takes over the entire building in which the theater is located. Threaded throughout all five sections are Taylor Mac’s own musical compositions, performed by a live bluegrass band. The work culminates in a final episode that integrates elements of each of the preceding ones.

Taylor Mac creates solo works and large-scale ensemble performances.


Larissa FastHorse
Native Nation

Native Nation is a community-generated and -performed immersive theatrical experience created through radical engagement with the Lakota communities of South Dakota. Native Nation combines long term community service with the Cornerstone methodology of creating theater through a Native lens to make work that is truly Indigenous and artistically excellent.

Larissa FastHorse will be the first female, Indigenous playwright to have a play on Broadway.  She is a Sicangu Lakota playwright, director, and choreographer whose work radically engages Indigenous collaborators to explore onstage representations of the joys and challenges that the Native community faces.



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