Archive for September, 2010

Franklin Furnace Fund for Former Six Points Fellows

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that two of our Cohort 1 Fellows, Dan Fishback and Alina Bliumis, are 2010 Franklin Furnace Fund recipients – Congrats!

Clare Burson’s Album Silver and Ash is Released

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

We’re excited to share that Clare Burson released her new album entitled Silver and Ash on Rounder Records this week. You can read more about the story behind Clare’s album in recent pieces in The New Yorker and Billboard.

Silver and Ash imagines Clare’s grandmother’s life in Germany from her birth in 1919 to her escape to Memphis, Tennessee of all places in 1938. Clare ventured to the homes of her ancestors in Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Ukraine to research her grandmother’s story and construct this stunning album produced by Grammy nominee Tucker Martine.

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…and it’s available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and in stores everywhere:
Thursday, September 16th at Joe’s Pub.
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Dan Safer Choreographing “Persephone” at BAM

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Dan Safer will be choreographing the Ridge Theater production of “Persephone” at BAM.

NY Premiere
Mimi Goese / Warren Leight / Ben Neill / Ridge Theater
“[Julia] Stiles’ asset is that she brings inner heat to sullenness.” —The New York Times

In Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, was a fetching young woman whose beauty set Hades’ dark heart ablaze. He had to have her, and so he did, spiriting her into the depths of the Underworld.

In collaboration with composer Ben Neill, singer/actor Mimi Goese, and Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man)—and featuring Julia Stiles (Bourne films, Oleanna on Broadway) in the title role—Ridge Theater (Lightning at our feet, 2008 Next Wave) reimagines the myth as a spectacular 19th-century theatrical tableau. Infused with rock and electronica, as well as evocative visuals, this work creates a fantastic mythical landscape that paves the way for Persephone to find her way home, only to return her to the Underworld forevermore.

BAM Harvey Theater
90min, no intermission
Tickets: $25, 45, 60, 70

Music by Ben Neill & Mimi Goese
Lyrics by Mimi Goese
Book by Warren Leight
Films by Bill Morrison
Projections by Laurie Olinder
Sets by Jim Findlay
Dramaturgy by Daniel Zippi & Karl Precoda
Choreography by Dan Safer
Lights by John Ambrosone
Costumes by Jane Alois Stein
Sound design by Jamie McElhinney
Directed by Bob McGrath

Co-commissioned by Virginia Tech for the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech and by BAM for the 2010 Next Wave Festival.

Dan Fishback’s “thirtynothing” in SF

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

November 4-6, 2010
The Hub/JCC SF Presents:
written and performed by Dan Fishback
directed by Stephen Brackett

In this workshop performance, Dan Fishback explores how his generation of gay men grew up in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic.

VIDEO – Ofri Cnaani

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010