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Announcing the 2017 Orchard Project
We are proud and excited to share the twenty-eight artists and ensembles that will develop their big, new ideas at the eleventh ever Orchard Project this coming June. With work that spans every style imaginable, those in residence once again form a who's who of cutting-edge theater and performance artists.
Artists and Companies in Residence
Artists selected to participate in the Orchard Project laboratory program come to Saratoga Springs from around the world to accelerate projects at various stages of development. They include:
Lub Dub Theatre Company (NY), developing The Doubtful Guest, an immersive piece of theatre filled with music and magic.
Atlas Circus Company (NY), working on a new piece that incorporates acrobatic slapstick, magic, and inventive circus skills;
Beloved street performers The Red Trouser Show (MA), creating a new show;
Mia Chung (NY) and Peter Stopschinski (TX), creating a new musical about the Korean War;
Lightning Rod Special (PA), creating a butoh-bouffon musical about birth and babies;
New Perspectives (United Kingdom), adapting 11 Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates;
Dell Arte International (CA), collaborating with Til Lalezar (Denmark) on the large scale devised work, Life Boats;
Michelle Tattenbaum and Itamar Moses (NY), developing Mr. Moses’ new short play cycle, Teachers and Students;
Paul Lucas (NY), creating a second piece in his well-received Trans Scripts series of works;
Shakespeare Theatre St. Louis (MO), working with Alarm Will Sound (NY), Taylor Mac (NY), and director Taibi Magar (NY) working on Mac’s adaption of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.
Multidisciplinary artists Krissy Vanderwarker and Morgan McNaught (Chicago) will be creating a new theatrical ritual to celebrate femme energy.
Playwrights-In-Residence Bernard White (CA), Neena Beber (NY), and Lila Rose Kaplan (MA);
The Orchard Project is also expanding its Cabaret and Musical Theatre Program, which launched last year in partnership with Putnam Den. This year, the Orchard Project has made annual favorite Julian Fleisher our Director of Cabaret and Musical Theatre and will host new work by a slew of the most exciting artists around:
• Rebekah Allen (NY)
• Jack Bartholet (NY)
• Ryan Haddad (NY)
• Ryan Scott Oliver (NY)
• David Cale (NY)
• Molly Rice (PA), Rusty Thelin (PA), and Milia Ayache (Lebanon)
• Mo Rocca (NY)
• John Arthur Hill (CA)