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BRIC Presents:
Anatomy Theater
Co-presented with PROTOTYPE Festival
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:00PM

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Entrance on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, BRIC House is easily reached by subway or railroad. G to Fulton; C to Lafayette; 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St.; B/Q/R to Dekalb. Steps from Atlantic Terminal and the LIRR.

Late seating is at the discretion of the management.

General Admission: SEATED

If you will require wheelchair/mobility device accessible seating, please purchase one ADA ticket per wheelchair patron, and GA tickets for any companions.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Composed by David Lang
Libretto by Mark Dion and David Lang
Directed by Bob McGrath
Music Directed by Christopher Rountree
Co-presented with PROTOTYPE Festival

Based on actual 18th-century texts, anatomy theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all. anatomy theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. It is an idea that resonates today when, out of fear, we assign evil to some bodies and not others. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning and Oscar-nominated composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dionanatomy theater is a tuneful and grisly theatrical event.

Featured performers:

Marc Kudisch as Joshua Crouch
Robert Osborne as Baron Peel
Peabody Southwell as Sarah Osborne
Timur as Ambrose Strang
and ICE

A Ridge Theater Production. Developed and produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Development support provided by BRIC and MassMoCA.

Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Justus and Helen Schlichting, Linda and Stuart Nelson, Paul King, and Marla and Chris Ahearn. Additional commissioning support provided by BRIC, Nancy and Barry Sanders, and Miles Benickes. anatomy theater is funded, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding was provided by the Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP), the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts and New Music USA.

ABOUT PROTOTYPE

PROTOTYPE – OPERA/THEATRE/NOW (http://prototypefestival.org/) is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York City and around the world. PROTOTYPE is a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, two leaders in the creation and presentation of contemporary, post-classical, multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre work. The festival is the only of its kind in New York City - presenting both complete performances as well as works-in-progress through partnerships with local performing arts venues.