HERE Arts Center Presents PYRE CANTATA , Now thru 9/7
Pyre Cantata, an electric new R&B musical, will be performed at HERE today, September 4th - 7th. This mythic, soulful, vocally pyrotechnic adaptation of Antigone follows four young siblings as they try to fix the broken city of Thebes. The music, a soulful fusion of R&B, gospel, and musical theatre exquisitely sews together quick humor with alarming tragedy. Appealing to lovers of Greek drama and good music alike, Pyre Cantata is a fiery new twist on a centuries-old myth.
The ensemble features Corey Desjardins, Stevi Incremona, Zachary Infante*, Travis Kent*, Shannon Kronstadt, Melissa Lehman, Andrew Martin, Gil Perez-Abraham*, Paul Pontrelli*, and Kiah Victoria as the Speaker of the Gods. Music and lyrics by Trevor Bachman, direction by Christopher Bowser, assistant direction by Lauren Adleman, choreography by Amanda Hunt, production design by Brett Warnke, lighting design by Marika Kent, produced by Brídín Clements.
*Actors appearing courtesy of AEA.
Pyre Cantata has been seen in concerts and workshops at The Bushwick Starr (via Fresh Ground Pepper), Joe's Pub, and Playwrights Horizons at NYU Tisch. For more info visit http://www.pyrecantata.com.
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. "Pyre Cantata" plays at HERE on September 4th, 5th and 6th at 7:00pm, and September 7th at 2:00pm. HERE is located at 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street (accessible from the C, E trains at Spring Street). The box office is open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance. Tickets are $15, available at 212-352-3101 or www.here.org.
Trevor Bachman (Playwright) is a composer, musical director, and performer whose work has taken him from New York to Amsterdam, Berlin, and Abu Dhabi. Original compositions include PYRE CANTATA, a soulful gospel based on the Antigone story; Coromandel, a whimsical children's opera based on the poetry of Edward Lear; and The Lobotomist, a new music piece based on the life of Walter Freeman. Off-Broadway: A Fable (Rattlestick/Cherry Lane), Times Square (The Civilians), Trevor Bachman: Songs of a Brave Soldier (Joe's Pub). Trevor is a frequent collaborator with five-time Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, and is arranging and performing in their newest piece, Piano Bar. Trevor teaches vocal performance/technique to students in four boroughs. BFA NYU Tisch. www.trevorbachman.com.
Christopher Bowser (Director) is a Brooklyn-based theater artist and director dedicated to working with
multidisciplinary and sociopolitical live performance. Recent directing: Harmony (Associate) at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles Golden Baby: Good Point! Sketch Comedy at Ars Nova's ANTFest; Valhalla (Secret Theatre), Invisible Art, a site-specific piece in Williamsburg, BK; Thérèse Raquin (NYU). BFA: NYU Tisch at Playwrights Horizons Theater School.