Hourglass Group

presents a workshop of


by Ruth Margraff

music by Nikos Brisco

directed by Elyse Singer
                                    sunday december 4 @ 2pm
                                   monday december 5 @ 4pm (followed by reception)
                                   tuesday december 6 @ 8pm

                @ The Century Center for the Performing Arts, Ballroom Theatre
                               111 East 15th St. (just East of Union Square)

           with Karen Lynn Gorney, Piter Marek, Tony Naumovski, John Schumacher, Jelena Stuplijanin & Carol Tammen

music by the Cafe Antarsia Ensemble: Nikos Brisco, Rami El-Aasser, Ruth Margraff, Ron Riley

set: Zhanna Gurvich    costumes: Angela M. Kahler   lighting:  Anjeanette Stokes   musical director:  Jill Brunelle
                    PSM:  Sanja Kabalin   AD/SM:  Michelle Seekamp   Asst. Set:  Sarah Kirchner
WELLSPRING is a radical new opera about the American wife of a UN  peacekeeper who goes to look for her husband when he disappears in Sarajevo in 1999. It merges western and eastern music in a score influenced by both Greek and Ottoman Art composers together with the Romani/Gypsy music of the marketplace. WELLSPRING is part of a trilogy of operatic collaborations between acclaimed punk-poetic playwright Ruth Margraff and Greek-American composer Nikos Brisco. Their other work has toured from Texas to New York, New England and Great Britain as well as internationally to Belgrade, Moscow and Greece. Margraff has been called a leader in the new opera, music/theater movement in America and just received a 2005 NYSCA Individual Artist grant for a new commission for the Japan Society and a 2005-06 Fullbright Award for Greece.                           more about the artists

Admission is Free

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended

To RSVP for WELLSPRING, please email rsvphourglass@hotmail.com

Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 East 15th Street, east of Union Square

This presentation is made possible in part by grants from LMCC's Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA and The Greenwall Foundation, with travel support from TCG/ITI, MTC and TMUNY.  WELLSPRING has been developed previously as part of BAMcafe's Fourth Annual Women in Music series with additional support from  Immigrants' Theatre Company supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.  WELLSPRING was previously developed by the Public Theater as part of the New Work Now! Festival and as part of New Dramatists' PlayTime.

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