Children, Elders, and Machines contemplate the future in a time of dire ecological predictions and rapid technological change.
Pig Iron Theatre presents a work of symphonic theater in five movements - featuring nearly 90 performers including Contemporaneous chamber orchestra, The Crossing choir, PhiloMusica, and dozens of community choristers.
Purchase tickets at the FringeArts site.
September 22-24, Philadelphia.
Pig Iron Theatre and I are grateful to receive a 2017 New Music USA grant towards the completion of our epic symphonic theater piece "A Period of Animate Existence."
Our piece features nearly 90 performers including musical collaborations with The Crossing Choir, Contemporaneous chamber orchestra, PhiloMusica, and dozens of singers from local community choirs.
The premiere is scheduled for Sept 22-24, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at University of Pennsylvania.
The Period of Animate Existence team (Dan Rothenberg, Mimi Lien, and I) are 2016-2017 artists-in-residence at University of Pennsylvania. We will be collaborating with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities to develop our new symphonic-theater work for children, elders, choirs, orchestra, and machines. Read more about it here.