"Persephone" at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Right after graduating, I reached out to CMU alum Bob McGrath, who invited me to assistant dramaturg his production of "Persephone" starring Julia Stiles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's New Wave Festival.
"'Persephone', a multimedia production from the Ridge Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music...presents a lush feast of imagery for the eye to savor. At its bewitching best, the production evokes a French neo-Classical painting that has magically bloomed into three dimensions." - Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Co-commissioned by BAM and VA Tech.
Julia Stiles as Persephone and Mimi Goese as Demeter
Music by Ben Neil
Lyrics by Mimi Goese
Book by Warren Leight (Tony Award- "Sideman")
Films by Bill Morrison
Projections by Laurie Olinder
Sets by Jim Findlay
Dramaturgy by Daniel Zippi & Karl Precoda
Choreography by Dan Safer
Lights by John Ambrosone
Costumes by Jane Alois Stein
Directed by Bob McGrath