Staller [Off] Center is an alternative theatre series that brings new and innovative productions from New York City and the region to Stony Brook University. Combining performances with workshops, students have the opportunity to enter into conversation with artists who are blazing new trails in performance art.
October 16th, 8pm @ Staller Center Theatre 1
Science Fair is an opera-singer's love-song to the scientific worldview. Conceived and performed by mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, Science Fair melds Science and Opera into a witty evening of songs, slides, and live experiments. The words of working scientists, writers, and teachers are set to music by contemporary composers and become songs about the phases of the moon, the chemistry behind the baking-soda volcano, the history of the universe, and, above all, the wonder of the scientific worldview. With music by Matthew Schickele, Stefan Weisman, and Renée Favand-See
Hai-Ting Chinn Performer
Erika Switzer Pianist
Hai-Ting Chinn Bio: American Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn performs in a wide range of styles and venues, from Purcell to Pierrot Lunaire, Cherubino to The King & I, J.S. Bach to P.D.Q. Bach. She was featured in the revival and tour of Phillip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, performed at venues around the world from 2011–2014, and she is currently singing the role of Belle in Glass’s La Belle et la Bête, also on tour. She has performed with New York City Opera, The Wooster Group, OperaOmnia, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Waverly Consort; and on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Mann Center in Philadelphia, the Edinburgh Festival, the Verbier Festival, and London’s West End.
Erika Switzer Bio: Canadian collaborative pianist Erika Switzer performs regularly in vocal recitals in New York, across Canada and in Europe. She is a founding faculty artist of the Vancouver International Song Institute and a professor at Bard College. She is co-creator of the art song-devoted podcast and ezine “Sparks & Wiry Cries” with soprano Martha Guth. Ms. Switzer won first prize for Best Pianist at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Best Pianist award at the Robert Schumann International Vocal Competition.
Send for the Million Men is a gallery exhibition and solo stage performance about the trial and execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, two anarchists accused of a payroll robbery in Massachusetts . Using his unique blend of robotics, puppets, and hand made projectors, Silovsky paints the story of these two men and their effect on the world during the turbulent 1920s.
Catherine McRae Sound Designer/ musician
Victor Morales Media designer/ performer
Joseph Silovsky Creator/ prop/set designer/ performer
Catherine McRae is one half of the duo The Quavers. She has worked with musicians, writers and filmmakers, including Patti Smith, Vic Chesnutt, members of Fugazi, Nick Tosches, Jem Cohen, and Richard Maxwell. With the Quavers she co-creates live scores for films like Danny Williams Factory Films and Sam Green’s The Measure of All Things.
Victor Morales is a director, performer and designer. He has worked with Chris Kondek, Findlay/Sandsmark, Baghdad Brennt, and the Wooster Group. He was the A.I.R. at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Austria (2009-2010). His solo performances and design work explores video game engines as simulation environments.
Joseph Silovsky has been creating for theater since 1990, presenting work at St Anne's Warehouse, PS122, and HERE, as well as in Chicago and Rakveres, Estonia. Joseph has received Yaddo and LMCC Process Space residencies, as well as grants from Art Matters, and the Henson, Axe-Houghton, and Puffin Foundations.
March 7, 7:30pm @ Staller Center Theatre 1
October 17, 7pm at the Tabler Arts Center
City Council Meeting conceived and directed by Aaron Landsman and Mallory Catlett
thisisitisthisit: A Map of the Known World or thatwasitwasthatit: A Remembrance
conceived and performed by Jake Hooker
Rocky Point conceived and performed by Lumberob
Amsterdam Etudes composed and performed by John Moran
Fathom conceived and performed by Amy Jensen
Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady conceived and performed by Izumi Ashizawa Performance
Pocket Theatre presents:
SBU Students w/ ID: $15
SBU Students w/ ID: $10
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