Main Stage Season
From the Field to the Table:
An Urban Bush Women Leadership Institute Project
Led by Paloma McGregor, Amara Tabor-Smith and Lisa Wymore
October 12-14, 2012
The Leadership Institute of New York’s acclaimed Urban Bush Women will guide TDPS students and community members in the creation of a collective piece centered around issues of industrialized food production, rising food costs, and diminishing natural resources. The end result will be a performance event sure to move you.
The final performance will feature a pre-show discussion with Urban Bush Women Founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
Follow the creation of the piece at http://fromthefieldtothetable.blogspot.com!
Woody Guthrie’s American Song
Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie
Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Peter Glazer
Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Jeff Waxman
November 9-18, 2012
Durham Studio Theater
In 1933, Woody Guthrie begins a two-decade journey through America, witnessing the Great Depression, the dustbowl migrations, and a World War. Along the way, he learns the stories he’ll turn into his legendary songs about the beauty and struggles of this country. Follow him as he finds the voice he’ll lend to the American spirit, inspiring generations. Peter Glazer’s musical uses Guthrie’s own powerful words and over two dozen songs.
The Ruling Class
By Peter Barnes
Directed by Christopher Herold
March 8-17, 2013
Jack Gurney just inherited his father’s lordship, money, and seat in the British Parliament. Jack should be using his power to advance his family’s position and finances, but there’s a problem. He believes he’s the “God of Love” and should be helping the poor with his money. Jack’s aristocratic family resorts to brutal tactics to correct his liberalism, with hilarious and terrifying results. Peter Barnes’ 1968 black comedy stunningly parallels and predicts today’s clash of class and partisan politics.
Berkeley Dance Project 2013: Aperture
April 19-28, 2013
“How can we imagine our future?” Ansel Adams tried to answer this question when he took thousands of photos of the University of California from 1964-1968 in a project called “Fiat Lux.” This year’s Berkeley Dance Project tackles the same question, responding to Adams’ vision and presenting its own snapshot of modern life. “Aperture” brings new perspectives into focus through four works by Lisa Wymore, Katie Faulkner, Scott Wells, and Chia-Yi Seetoo.
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