October 2013 – February 2014

Oct
4
Fri
Anna In the Tropics
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 4 @ 11:00 pm
Oct
5
Sat
Anna In the Tropics
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 5 @ 11:00 pm
Feb
7
Fri
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Troika Ranch
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Troika Ranch

Troika Ranch – SWARM: Immersive Multimedia Performance
In the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Edwards Playhouse

Troika Ranch is the artistic platform for the collaborative works of its founders, choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio. Troika Ranch creates contemporary, hybrid artworks through an ongoing examination of the moving body and its relationship to technology. This aesthetic framework has informed Troika Ranch’s artistic output on every level since its inception in 1994 and has earned the company a critically acclaimed international reputation. Troika Ranch has been honored with a “Bessie” Award, a prize from Ars Electronica and has received major support from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the MAP Fund, the Arts Council England and the Jerome foundation among others.

Stoppiello, a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Statue Award, lives in Portland, OR where she has been presenting works through her Salon du Garage a site-specific series for experimentation in close-up, informal, improvisational, participatory performance making. Mark Coniglio, the 2012 winner of the World Technology Award lives in Berlin, Germany where he continues to pioneer in the field of interactive live performance with the development of his critically acclaimed software Isadora®. From these two bases, and many places in between, Troika Ranch builds upon a ‘body of work’ that fosters many points of contact with the public – through collaborative, multi-media performances, installations and films; annual intensive workshops on live-media collaboration; and with publications and lectures on live-media performance.

Still in-progress, Troika Ranch’s SWARM will be an immersive, multimedia installation/performance in which the movements of the audience — not as individuals, but as a community — allow them to collaboratively compose the sonic score, visual materials, theatrical lighting, and the actions of the performers themselves. The crux of SWARM is that only through coordination, conversation, and collective action can the audience — the “swarm” — reveal the fullest and most complete dramatic arc of the piece. Because audience action drives the artistic expression in SWARM, they are required participants during the development of the piece. In this way every rehearsal is in fact also a performance.

Feb
8
Sat
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Troika Ranch
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Troika Ranch

Troika Ranch – SWARM: Immersive Multimedia Performance
In the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Edwards Playhouse

Troika Ranch is the artistic platform for the collaborative works of its founders, choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio. Troika Ranch creates contemporary, hybrid artworks through an ongoing examination of the moving body and its relationship to technology. This aesthetic framework has informed Troika Ranch’s artistic output on every level since its inception in 1994 and has earned the company a critically acclaimed international reputation. Troika Ranch has been honored with a “Bessie” Award, a prize from Ars Electronica and has received major support from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the MAP Fund, the Arts Council England and the Jerome foundation among others.

Stoppiello, a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Statue Award, lives in Portland, OR where she has been presenting works through her Salon du Garage a site-specific series for experimentation in close-up, informal, improvisational, participatory performance making. Mark Coniglio, the 2012 winner of the World Technology Award lives in Berlin, Germany where he continues to pioneer in the field of interactive live performance with the development of his critically acclaimed software Isadora®. From these two bases, and many places in between, Troika Ranch builds upon a ‘body of work’ that fosters many points of contact with the public – through collaborative, multi-media performances, installations and films; annual intensive workshops on live-media collaboration; and with publications and lectures on live-media performance.

Still in-progress, Troika Ranch’s SWARM will be an immersive, multimedia installation/performance in which the movements of the audience — not as individuals, but as a community — allow them to collaboratively compose the sonic score, visual materials, theatrical lighting, and the actions of the performers themselves. The crux of SWARM is that only through coordination, conversation, and collective action can the audience — the “swarm” — reveal the fullest and most complete dramatic arc of the piece. Because audience action drives the artistic expression in SWARM, they are required participants during the development of the piece. In this way every rehearsal is in fact also a performance.

Feb
19
Wed
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.

Feb
20
Thu
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.

Feb
21
Fri
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.

Feb
22
Sat
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.

Feb
27
Thu
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.

Feb
28
Fri
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Birke Fine Arts Festival: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Play by Sarah Ruhl
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

About the Play:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man — with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. There is a charge for this event. To purchase tickets call 304-696-ARTS.