1999 | VARIATIONS ON CHRISTOPHER STREET: Four Short Works for Five Tall Women
In Spring 1999, MultiStages produced a quartet of dance/theatre pieces in collaboration with choreographer Joan Murray at the Lark Studio Theatre. Three of the pieces were original performance pieces written by Lorca Peress, and the fourth was a dance/drama reinterpretation of a short Eugene O’Neill play, Before Breakfast. Peress’ works included: Broadway Bound a poetic look at traveling on the IRT featuring dramatic percussive dance accompaniment and rhythmic verse; Sound Off, a comedic duet for tap dancer and opera singer vying for the stage; and Rock-A-Bye (Winner of the La Mia Ink! One-Page Play Contest), a solo dance piece with song in which a woman struggles with the death of her baby. Variations On Christopher Street was chosen for the Artists Embassy International Festival in San Francisco.
The Company featured actor/dancers Lorca Peress, Zazel O’Garra, Karen Millard, Alison Courtney, and opera singer Becky Holbrook. Joan Muray, Choreography, Amanda Ellis, Assistant Choreographer and Tap Director.