Theater and Dance

2014-15 Theater and Dance Performances

Today - Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Black-and-white photo of Bryce Monroe's hand

"The Lower Frequencies"

Written and Performed by Bryce Monroe '15
Directed by Peter B. Schmitz
Inspired by the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Lower Frequencies depicts the particular experience of a nameless narrator who must overcome his naïveté about the American Dream. This experience is brought to life through a series of vignettes which comment upon the socioeconomic injustices caused by enduring institutional systems that have muted the voices, camouflaged the bodies, and denigrated the lives of the black community in the United States.

The playwright and performer, Bryce Monroe, is a senior psychology and theater and dance double major at Amherst College. In addition to his passions in theater, he is an accomplished singer-songwriter and athlete. He hopes to develop his thesis into a professional production that not only entertains but enlightens audiences of the harsh realities of living in America as a black man.

Reservations are recommended; please call (413) 542-2277.

Tomorrow - Fri, Apr 3, 2015

Black-and-white photo of Bryce Monroe's hand

"The Lower Frequencies"

Written and Performed by Bryce Monroe '15
Directed by Peter B. Schmitz
Inspired by the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Lower Frequencies depicts the particular experience of a nameless narrator who must overcome his naïveté about the American Dream. This experience is brought to life through a series of vignettes which comment upon the socioeconomic injustices caused by enduring institutional systems that have muted the voices, camouflaged the bodies, and denigrated the lives of the black community in the United States.

The playwright and performer, Bryce Monroe, is a senior psychology and theater and dance double major at Amherst College. In addition to his passions in theater, he is an accomplished singer-songwriter and athlete. He hopes to develop his thesis into a professional production that not only entertains but enlightens audiences of the harsh realities of living in America as a black man.

Reservations are recommended; please call (413) 542-2277.

Sat, Apr 4, 2015

Black-and-white photo of Bryce Monroe's hand

"The Lower Frequencies"

Written and Performed by Bryce Monroe '15
Directed by Peter B. Schmitz
Inspired by the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Lower Frequencies depicts the particular experience of a nameless narrator who must overcome his naïveté about the American Dream. This experience is brought to life through a series of vignettes which comment upon the socioeconomic injustices caused by enduring institutional systems that have muted the voices, camouflaged the bodies, and denigrated the lives of the black community in the United States.

The playwright and performer, Bryce Monroe, is a senior psychology and theater and dance double major at Amherst College. In addition to his passions in theater, he is an accomplished singer-songwriter and athlete. He hopes to develop his thesis into a professional production that not only entertains but enlightens audiences of the harsh realities of living in America as a black man.

Reservations are recommended; please call (413) 542-2277.

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

NOVETO press photo

NOVETO

Webster Hall, Studio 3, G19

Taking inspiration from John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Peter Lobdell, Thom Haxo and Charles Ditto will collage their independent efforts. About three weeks before opening the three strands, music, digital imagery, and text performed live will meet and interact. NOVETO means that each artist is assured that his contributions will not be cut or directed. We will collage them to see what we have wrought.

Charles Ditto is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He received a BM in composition from the University of Houston. In 1986, he established Ditto Records and Human Symphony Music, and has produced eight albums of original music to date. He received a MM and DMA in composition from the University of Texas/Austin. Ditto teaches at the School of Music at Texas State University in San Marcos. He has worked with Peter Lobdell for over 25 years.

Thom Haxo is presently teaching sculpture at Hampshire College. He has worked on set, puppet, and mask design for the last seventeen years as part of his sculptural and collaborative interests. Projects he has worked on include The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, I Stand Before You Naked, by Joyce Carol Oates, and The Millennium Two-Step, a collaboration with Peter Lobdell and Charles Ditto.

Peter Lobdell is a senior resident artist in the Department of Theater and Dance and is presently Chair. He has directed and/or performed on, off and off-off Broadway in New York, on national tours, at regional theaters, and international venues. Recently he directed the movement for Our Town at the Hartford Stage Company and the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. Lobdell has worked on seven projects with Ditto and Haxo.

Free and open to the public; reservations recommended; call (413) 542-2277.

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

NOVETO press photo

NOVETO

Webster Hall, Studio 3, G19

Taking inspiration from John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Peter Lobdell, Thom Haxo and Charles Ditto will collage their independent efforts. About three weeks before opening the three strands, music, digital imagery, and text performed live will meet and interact. NOVETO means that each artist is assured that his contributions will not be cut or directed. We will collage them to see what we have wrought.

Charles Ditto is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He received a BM in composition from the University of Houston. In 1986, he established Ditto Records and Human Symphony Music, and has produced eight albums of original music to date. He received a MM and DMA in composition from the University of Texas/Austin. Ditto teaches at the School of Music at Texas State University in San Marcos. He has worked with Peter Lobdell for over 25 years.

Thom Haxo is presently teaching sculpture at Hampshire College. He has worked on set, puppet, and mask design for the last seventeen years as part of his sculptural and collaborative interests. Projects he has worked on include The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, I Stand Before You Naked, by Joyce Carol Oates, and The Millennium Two-Step, a collaboration with Peter Lobdell and Charles Ditto.

Peter Lobdell is a senior resident artist in the Department of Theater and Dance and is presently Chair. He has directed and/or performed on, off and off-off Broadway in New York, on national tours, at regional theaters, and international venues. Recently he directed the movement for Our Town at the Hartford Stage Company and the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. Lobdell has worked on seven projects with Ditto and Haxo.

Free and open to the public; reservations recommended; call (413) 542-2277.

Sat, Apr 25, 2015

NOVETO press photo

NOVETO

Webster Hall, Studio 3, G19

Taking inspiration from John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Peter Lobdell, Thom Haxo and Charles Ditto will collage their independent efforts. About three weeks before opening the three strands, music, digital imagery, and text performed live will meet and interact. NOVETO means that each artist is assured that his contributions will not be cut or directed. We will collage them to see what we have wrought.

Charles Ditto is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He received a BM in composition from the University of Houston. In 1986, he established Ditto Records and Human Symphony Music, and has produced eight albums of original music to date. He received a MM and DMA in composition from the University of Texas/Austin. Ditto teaches at the School of Music at Texas State University in San Marcos. He has worked with Peter Lobdell for over 25 years.

Thom Haxo is presently teaching sculpture at Hampshire College. He has worked on set, puppet, and mask design for the last seventeen years as part of his sculptural and collaborative interests. Projects he has worked on include The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, I Stand Before You Naked, by Joyce Carol Oates, and The Millennium Two-Step, a collaboration with Peter Lobdell and Charles Ditto.

Peter Lobdell is a senior resident artist in the Department of Theater and Dance and is presently Chair. He has directed and/or performed on, off and off-off Broadway in New York, on national tours, at regional theaters, and international venues. Recently he directed the movement for Our Town at the Hartford Stage Company and the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. Lobdell has worked on seven projects with Ditto and Haxo.

Free and open to the public; reservations recommended; call (413) 542-2277.

 
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