St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
SEP 21–OCT 3
ZACK WINOKUR, DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR
THOMAS BARTLETT, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse in association with
Justin Vivian Bond | Anthony Roth Costanzo | Zack Winokur
CARLOS SOTO, SETS
JONATHAN ANDERSON FOR JW ANDERSON & LOEWE, COSTUMES
JOHN TORRES, LIGHTS
DAVID SCHNIRMAN, SOUND
NICO MUHLY, ARRANGEMENTS
DANIEL SCHLOSBERG, ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR / ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
JASON KAISER, PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
JO FERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission
ANDREW J. MARTIN-WEBER
Joan Taub Ades, Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Mogens and Cindy Bay, Diane Borger, Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman, Helen Little, Elizabeth Van Alen Manigault, Steve Novick Charitable Gift Fund, Michele and Steve Pesner and Peace, Sonia Ponnusamy, Amanda Joy Rubin, Jill and Bill Steinberg, and New York State Council on the Arts.
Originally commissioned and developed, in part, in residence with Live Arts Bard at the Fisher Center at Bard, with the support of Amanda Joy Rubin.
St. Ann’s Warehouse Season Support:
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, J.L. Greene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust, The JKW Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Tow Foundation, SHS Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York City Council.
St. Ann’s Warehouse is deeply grateful for Senator Charles E. Schumer’s visionary leadership of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.
For a full list of St. Ann’s Warehouse’s generous supporters, click here. Thank you for your support!
ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, CO-CREATOR/WRITER/PERFORMER
GRAMMY nominee Anthony Roth Costanzo has appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. This season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Akhnaten and is the Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic. He has performed and produced around the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, Versailles, Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia Opera, The Berlin Philharmonic, The Kennedy Center, The London Symphony Orchestra, Kabuki-Za Tokyo, San Francisco Opera, The Guggenheim, Chicago Lyric Opera, The Park Avenue Armory, Teatro Real Madrid, and many others. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in a Merchant Ivory film and attended Princeton University and Manhattan School of Music.
JUSTIN VIVAN BOND, CO-CREATOR/WRITER/PERFORMER
JVB has appeared on stage (Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End), screen (Shortbus, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), television (High Maintenance, Difficult People, The Get Down), nightclubs, and concert halls. Their visual art has been shown in museums and galleries in the US (Participant, Inc, The New Museum) and abroad (Vitrine, London). “Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels” (Feminist Press), a memoir, won the Lambda Literary Award. Recordings include: Dendrophile, Silver Wells, (Kiki &Herb) Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall. Opera credits: Orlando’s Child in Olga Neuwirth’s Orlando at The Vienna Staatsoper and the streaming opera Desert In.
ZACK WINOKUR, CO-CREATOR/DIRECTOR
Recent highlights include: EASTMAN a commission from Little Island’s inaugural festival centering the work and life of composer Julius Eastman; his “rich, seamless” (NY Times) production of The Black Clown, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the American Repertory Theater; his “darkly captivating” (NY Times) production of Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, by Tyshawn Sorey and Claudia Rankine, starring Julia Bullock on the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and other productions at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Dutch National Opera, Stanford Live. Upcoming productions include Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Santa Fe Opera. Winokur is Artistic Director of AMOC, a “blindingly impressive” (NY Times) collective of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists; served as Artistic Director of NYPopsUp, a sprawling state initiative to reopen the performing arts across NY State with over 300 performances from February to July; and co-teaches, with Davóne Tines, a transdisciplinary storytelling class at Harvard.
THOMAS BARTLETT, MUSIC DIRECTOR/PIANIST
Thomas Bartlett is an American pianist, producer, and singer. He has released four solo albums as Doveman, four albums as a member of The Gloaming, duo albums with the composer Nico Muhly and the hardanger d’amore player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Shelter, an album of solo piano compositions. As a producer, Bartlett has worked with a range of notable artists, including Yoko Ono, St. Vincent, Norah Jones, and many others. “Mystery of Love”, a collaboration with Sufjan Stevens for the soundtrack to Call Me by Your Name, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song,and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 61st ceremony. In April 2021 it was announced that Florence Welch and Bartlett were co-writing a Broadway-bound musical based on The Great Gatsby.
CARLOS SOTO, DESIGNER
Carlos Soto is a designer and creative director based in New York City. Credits include: Solange Knowles & Wu Tsang’s Passage, International Woolmark Prize, 2021; Solange’s Nothing to Prove / Nothing to Say (Venice Biennale, 2019); Witness! (Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, 2019); When I Get Home (film and concert tour 2019); Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube), Hammer Museum, LA 2018; Scales, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX, 2017; Cosmic Journey / Orion’s Rise world tour, 2017. Sets and/or Costumes: The Black Clown with Davóne Tines, directed by Zack Winokur (ART, Lincoln Center) 2018; Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) (BAM, Holland Festival, Kennedy Center, UMS) 2019; The Mile-Long Opera, 2018. With Robert Wilson (as designer and performer): Adam’s Passion, Bach 6 Solo, Der Messias, Einstein on the Beach, Garrincha, I was sitting on my patio this guy appeared I thought I was hallucinating, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, Oedipus, among others.
JOHN TORRES, LIGHTING DESIGNER
Theatre: Twelfth Night, A Bright Room Called Day (The Public, NYC), The Black Clown (A.R.T. Cambridge). Opera: Tristan and Isolde (La Monnaie, Brussels), Atlas (Los Angeles Philharmonic), The Mile Long Opera (High Line NYC), Turandot (Teatro Real, Madrid). TV: “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!”, Joni 75 (PBS). Music: Taylor Mac: A 24 Decade… (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Solange Knowles, Florence, and the Machine. Dance: Toss and Rogues, Trisha Brown (Theatre National de Chaillot/Paris), Available Light, Lucinda Childs (Disney Concert Hall), Bobbi Jene Smith, Lost Mountain (La Mama). SUNY Purchase, BFA nytelytedesign.com
DAVID A. SCHNIRMAN, SOUND DESIGNER
David brings 40+ years of experience to this project. Broadway productions include Bug Music, Salome, Band In Berlin, The Wind in The Willows, K2, Twice Around the Park and The Ritz. Other credits include: You, Us, We, All with Shara Worden, Live Broadcasts for WFUV Radio, Peter Wolf, Prince, Rosanne Cash, Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Dan Zanes, Ollabelle, Lou Reed, Amy Helm, David Byrne, Martha Wainwright, The Roches, The Lone Bellow, St. Ann’s Warehouse, ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor, and way too many Hal Willner productions to mention.
NICO MUHLY, MUSIC ARRANGER
Nico Muhly (b.1981) is an American composer who writes orchestral music, works for the stage, chamber music and sacred music. He’s received commissions from The Metropolitan Opera: Two Boys (2011), and Marnie (2018); Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Tallis Scholars, and King’s College, Cambridge. An avid collaborator, he has worked with choreographers Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, and Kyle Abraham; artists Sufjan Stevens, The National, Teitur, Anohni, James Blake, and Paul Simon. Recordings of his works have been released by Decca and Nonesuch, and he is part of the artist-run record label Bedroom Community.
DANIEL SCHLOSBERG, ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR / ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
Brooklyn-based composer-pianist Daniel Schlosberg’s music has been performed by the Dover Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Albany Symphony, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Lorelei Ensemble, at venues including Carnegie Hall, (le) poisson rouge, and David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption. Daniel received the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards. Next fall, he will compose for and perform in the premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s A Boy’s Company Presents. Daniel has collaborated with Angel Blue, David Shifrin, and the Imani Winds, and was the pianist for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. He is Co-Music Director of Heartbeat Opera, for which his radical arrangements of classic operas have garnered national acclaim. danschlosberg.com
SPENCER MURPHY, BASS
Spencer Murphy is a bassist, producer, and composer, originally from Syracuse, NY. He’s known for his work with Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Nick Hakim, Onyx Collective, and Bartees Strange, among many others. In a past life, Spencer was a jazz bassist with a long-standing residency at Smalls in Greenwich Village, “topping from the bottom” as the leader of a quintet featuring many of the foremost improvisers of his generation. More recently, he’s licensed original works to Google, HBO, and Splice, and served as consulting producer for Cyndi Lauper’s “Home for the Holidays” fundraiser. Thanks Thomas for the opportunity to play this music.
PARKER RAMSAY, HARP
Born and raised in Tennessee, Parker began harp studies with his mother before obtaining degrees from Cambridge University, Oberlin College and the Juilliard School. Equally at home on modern and period instruments, he enjoys collaborating with musicians and other artists to expand the scope of expression for his instrument. Other pursuits include occasional blogging and writing about music for publications such the New York Times, Washington Post and VAN Magazine. He lives in Manhattan.
NADIA SIROTA, VIOLA
Violist Nadia Sirota’s career spans solo performances, chamber music, producing, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. As a soloist, Nadia has appeared with orchestras around the world, and she has released four albums of commissioned music. Nadia received a Peabody Award for her podcast Meet the Composer, which she co-created, co-produced, and hosted. Since 2018, she has been the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner. She also serves as artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
ALEX SOPP, FLUTE
Alex Sopp is a musician and artist living in Brooklyn. As the flutist and founding member of yMusic, The Knights, and NOW Ensemble, The New York Times has praised her playing as “exquisite” and “beautifully nuanced.” Most recently she has been a member of Paul Simon’s band for his Homeward Bound Tour, both singing and playing in arenas worldwide. She has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of David Robertson, and has made regular guest appearances with the NYP, International Contemporary Ensemble, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Comfortable in many genres, Alex has commissioned, premiered, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time. Her paintings grace the covers of many records of artists with whom she has collaborated. Alex grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and trained at the Juilliard School. More information at alexsopp.com.
DOUG WIESELMAN, GUITAR/REEDS
Doug Wieselman has worked and played with a variety of artists in different fields including John Lurie, Antony and the Johnsons, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, CocoRosie, Martha Wainwright, Jerome Robbins, Hal Willner, Butch Morris, Kronos Quartet, and Robert Wilson. He has co-led Kamikaze Ground Crew for over 30 years, leads his trio Trio S, with cellist Jane Scarpantoni and drummer Kenny Wollesen, and has released a solo clarinet record, From Water, based on melodies he has heard from bodies of water. He also was co-composer for the Nickelodeon children’s animated show The Backyardigans in association with Evan Lurie.
GABRIEL CABEZAS, CELLO
A sought-after soloist who has performed with America’s most prominent symphony orchestras, cellist Gabriel Cabezas is also a member of the acclaimed chamber sextet yMusic, hailed by NPR as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music.” His album Lost Coast, a collaboration with composer Gabriella Smith, was recently named one of NPR Music’s “26 Favorite Albums Of 2021 (So Far)” and one of The New York Times‘ “5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now.” Gabriel has also received the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, a career grant awarded to emerging Black and Latinx classical artists.
CLAUDIA CHOPEK, VIOLIN
Claudia has performed, recorded and toured with Justin Vivian Bond, The Last Shadow Puppets, Father John Misty, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Bruce Springsteen, Moby, Sam Fender and Bonobo. She’s performed with Sinfonietta of Riverdale, Anti-Social Music, is a cohost of That Jazz Show and founder of the electronic music trio Echon Of The Ghost. Broadway and Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 and Cyrano. TV and film: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Bored To Death, Sesame Street, SNL, Jimmy Fallon, The Jonas Brother 3D Concert Experience, The New Tenants, and The Sentence.
DANA LYN, VIOLIN
Dana Lyn works with a wide variety of artists, from musicians Hank Roberts and Stew to performance artist Taylor Mac and actor Vincent D’Onofrio. She has written music for Brooklyn Rider, A Far Cry and Palaver Strings; her own projects include the sextet Mother Octopus and a duo with guitarist Kyle Sanna. Dana was an awardee of the 2018 American Composers Forum Create Commission and the 2020 NYFA Women’s Fund Award; she was a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow in 2021. Dana is also a well-versed fiddle player in the Irish tradition and makes hand-drawn stop-motion animation in her spare time. danalynmusic.com
JASON KAISER, PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Jason Kaiser’s credits include: Most Happy In Concert (Bard SummerScape); Social! the social distance dance club and Party in the Bardo (both at Park Avenue Armory); the Tony Award-winning revival of Oklahoma! (Broadway, St. Ann’s Warehouse); A 24-Decade History of Popular Music with Taylor Mac (St. Ann’s Warehouse, tour); Available Light with Lucinda Childs Dance Company; the opera premieres of Acquanetta, anatomy theater and love fail; the world tour of the Olivier Award-winning revival of Einstein on the Beach; Nonesuch Records at BAM with Steve Reich and Philip Glass; three world-premiere plays by Athol Fugard; and 13 world premieres with Jennifer Muller/The Works dance company.
JO FERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
(Formerly known as Joseph Fernandez, Jr.) Upcoming: Heather Christian’s Oratorio for Living Things (Ars Nova). Broadway: The Ferryman, Head Over Heels. Off-Broadway: The Underlying Chris (Second Stage), Hercules, Julius Caesar, The Gabriels… (The Public), If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be…, Men On Boats, The Christians, Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Charm (MCC). Other NY: The Mother of Us All (NY Phil/Met Museum/Juilliard), Of Thee I Sing (Carnegie Hall). Regional work for NY Stage and Film, Berkeley Rep, The Old Globe, and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Many thanks to St. Ann’s Warehouse, the cast, crew and orchestra, and especially Jason.
TESSA ANN BOOKWALTER, ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER
Tessa Ann Bookwalter is an NYC-based lighting designer who works at regional and educational institutions throughout the east and west coast. Recent Designs: My Favorite Year (Vernon, NJ) Hairspray (Simsbury, CT), The Perfect Dog (Laguna Playhouse), Two’s A Crowd (59E59), The War Boys (Columbia University), Two’s A Crowd (Laguna Playhouse), Seussical (Puttin’ On Productions), Proof (University of California, Irvine), Physical Graffiti Dance Show (UCI). Recent Assist/Assoc: A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theater), Spongebob Squarepants the Musical (1st Ntl Tour), Finding Neverland (3rd Ntl Tour).
MARIE DE TESTA, ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
Marie de Testa is an architect and a set designer for theater, performance, and the live arts.
She holds a Barch from The Cooper Union, an MA Scenography from the Norwegian Theater Academy and an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, where she was awarded a Presidential scholarship and the Lassen fellowship in Latin American Studies.
SIMON HARDING, LIVE BROADCAST CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Simon Harding is an award-winning set and video designer for live performance, interested in aspects of design that create a living space between objects and the body. He has designed nationally and internationally for theater, dance, and performance art work. Upcoming/Recent: Triptych: Eyes on One Another (Touring), Custodians of Beauty (Palissimo), The Echo Drift (Beth Morrison Projects), Distant Star (Caboca), Strangers in Paradise (Opera Omaha), Shadow Play (Trusty Sidekick/Touring), Jack Spicer’s Billy The Kid (3 Headed Calf), Up and Away (Trusty Sidekick)
JEFF SUGG, LIVE BROADCAST CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jeff Sugg is a Tony-nominated designer with over 20 years in the performing arts. His work ranges from experimental to Broadway. Select credits include: Broadway: Tina The Musical (Tony Nomination), All My Sons, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweat, Bring It On, 33 Variations. West End: Tina The Musical. Off-Broadway & Regional credits include work at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Steppenwolf, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare, Arena Stage, and many others. Music: Flower Power (LA Phil), Fire In My Mouth (NY Phil) Anthracite Fields (worldwide), and Prince’s final appearance on SNL. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Bessie Award and two Henry Hewes Design Awards.
SEAN BYRUM LEO, ASSOCIATE LIVE BROADCAST CREATIVE DIRECTOR
(he/him/his) is a media designer and creative producer for live performance and events. He creates work that is deeply rooted in storytelling, and investigates the use of media and technology as a performative tool. In addition to his work as a designer, Sean has worked in New York City’s cultural sector for several years, having produced festivals and shows of genre-defying performances. A born and raised New Yorker, he holds a MFA in Video and Media Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Recently Sean served as a Faculty Artist at Sarah Lawrence College, teaching and advising on remote digital productions.
Stephen Christensen, Deck Carpenter
AJ Surasky-Ysasi, Audio Programmer
Hidenori Nakajo, Monitor Mixer
Samy Ravs, Deck Audio
Kelly Sinnott, Wardrobe Supervisor
Antonia Howard, Properties
Alex Taylor, Master Electrician
Kia Rogers, Production Electrician
Mike Kalmanowitz, Lighting Programmer
Broderick Ballantyne, Lightboard Operator
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Spot Operator
Evan Spigelman, Spot Operator
Alex Hurst, Production Video
Rommel Genciana, Camera Operator
Jesse Mattes, Camera Operator
Michael Moreno, Hair Stylist
Michelle Danahy, Associate Company Manager
FRONT OF HOUSE:
Summer Gan, Fatemata Krubally, Sam Leopold, House Management
Bear, Richard Coleman, David Gari, Tim Malloy, Security
Michael Bontibus, Dorey Casey, Kaila Dempsey, Jordan Elman, Scout Fitzgerald, Melissa Fleming, Enzo Gattuccio, Sophia Grasso, Alexandra Nedved, Regina Pearsall, Xavier Remnick, Liv Sanders, Sophia Varnai, Ushers
Nic Adams, Claire Bacon, Broderick Ballantyne, Bear, Kwamina Biney, Stephen Christensen, Tony Crawford, Julia Frey, Dio Garcia, Vin Gil, Taylor Hollister, Alex Hurst, Leo Janks, Colin JB, Katie Kahut, Mike Kalmanowitz, Conrad Kluck, Anya Kopischke, Ange Lopilato, Jesse Mattes, Hide Nakajo, Josh Northcutt, Melissa Oré, Val Partenheimer, Samy Ravs, Nick Ray, Ashur Rayis, Olivia Riddick, Kia Rogers, Nathan Selinger, Diana Sheivprasad, Siena Sherer, Evan Spigelman, Aaliyah Stewart, AJ Surasky, Brittany Trymbulak, Nataliya Vasilyeva
New York State Council on the Arts’ Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants; Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator Program; Howard Gilman Foundation; Joseph Oerke; Thomas Rudnick; Decca Records; Universal Music Group; Graham Parker; Andrew Webster; Daniel Applebaum; Javier Fuentes; Amanda Joy Rubin; Gideon Lester; Caleb Hammons; David Sytkowski; Elizabeth Koke; Paul Soileau; Rick Miramontez; Marie Bshara; Nina Westervelt; Pix Talarico and Juan Brest; Julian Labagh / LOEWE; Victoria Bek and Kyle Pearson; Mary McGowan; Cath Brittan
Susan Feldman, Artistic Director
Erik Wallin, General Manager
Marilynn Donini, Director of External Affairs
Daniel C. Smith, Director of Finance
Jim Findlay, Director of Production and Operations
Jack Railton-Ashe, Interim Director of Marketing
John Mosele, Technical Director
Zac Walker, Manager of Individual Giving
Gwendolyn Dunaif, Manager of Institutional Giving
Kelvin Veras, Box Office Manager
Chip Rodgers, Production Manager
Sarah Horne, Associate General Manager
Britney Polites Gordon, Company Manager
Jorge Castillo, Facilities Manager
David Colon Jr., Facilities Assistant
Blake Zidell & Associates, Press Relations
Flyleaf Creative, Art Direction and Graphic Design
Samara Daly, Public Affairs Consultant
Teddy Wolff, Photography
Leon Lutgenhorst, Videography
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Joseph S. Steinberg, Chairman
Susan Feldman, President / Artistic Director
David Belt, Vice Chair
Chad Dickerson, Vice Chair
Steven B. Rissman, Vice President
Andrew Foote, Treasurer
Thomas H. French, Secretary
Kay Ellen Consolver
Elizabeth B. Gormley
Henry B. Gutman
Diane L. Max
Anthony D. Schlesinger
Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz
Aliana B. Spungen
David C. Walentas