engaging and fascinating...a
musical and visual treat."
- New York Times
"STUNNING...This gorgeous production is one of the most technologically sophisticated theatre experiences one could imagine, if one could imagine it....Magnificently constructed, this is the show that might have come from the brilliant minds of the two principals...The entire experience is a feast for the eyes and ears" - nytheatre.com
a dark comedy based on the remarkable collaboration in 1940 between Hollywood glamour girl Hedy Lamarr and "bad boy" composer George Antheil on a secret communication system
performances through June 29 2008 at 3LD Art & Technology Center
Written & Directed by Elyse Singer
Original Score by Joshua Fried
performed by the 25-piece automated Ballet Mécanique Orchestra
Production and Multimedia Design by Elaine J. McCarthy
Starring Erica Newhouse and Joseph Urla
Costume Design by Angela M. Kahler
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Marcelo Anez
Wigs and Make-up Design by J. Janas and R. Greene
Robotics by Eric Singer's LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
Programmed by Paul Lehrman/Ballet Mécanique Project
Dramaturg: Erika Rundle
Associate Producer: Josh
Performances May 29 - June 29
Wed. - Sat. @ 8pm, Sun. @ 3pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center
Special Added Performance! Sunday June 22 @ 7pm - followed by Ballet Mecanique performed by robotic orchestra with film accompaniment
Artist Talkback following Friday June 27 performance moderated by Kurt Brokaw
FREE Masterclass with Joshua Fried on writing music for robots using MIDI on Saturday June 28 from 4-6pm - email hourglassgroup-at-verizon.net to reserve your spot. Made possible with the support of Meet the Composer and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.
3LD is located at 80 Greenwich Street @ Rector Street (1/R/W train to Rector Street; 3LD directly faces the back of SYMS)
Call 212-352-3101 or
Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-439-8122 x2
Saturday June 7th was a special Benefit Performance featuing a rare full performance of George Antheil's "Ballet Mecanique" accompanying the eponymous 1924 film by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy. Click below for information.
Frequency Hopping is the winner of the 2007 STAGE International Script Competition and was developed, in part, through the University of California, Santa Barbara, STAGE Project by the Professional Artists Lab (Nancy Kawalek, Director) and the California NanoSystems Institute. It was originally commissioned and developed with the support of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project. Further development was made possible by a grant from the Drama League Director’s Project’s New Directors/New Works Program, a residency at Abrons Arts Center and by a 2002 residency at Yaddo. It has been additionally developed through readings or workshops at the Women's Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Location One, Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Georges.
The program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation and Meet the Composer. Sponsored by Yamaha, Bluetooth SIG and Other Minds.
For more information about Frequency Hopping, please call 212-439-8122 x2 or click here.