"I Am the Utterance of My Name" | Divining Mary Magdalene

  • PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $10.00-$20.00 This event is now over

$10 Students & Youth / $20 General & PS21 Member (no ticketing fees)

Sylvia Milo, and Nathan Davis, who were  in residency at PS21 to develop I Am the Utterance of My Name, a music-theater piece about the web of clashing myths, beliefs, symbols, and decrees surrounding the life of Mary Magdalene. The creators of The Other Mozart, about Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart, Wolfgang’s overlooked sister, return this summer to complete work on their new play, with a public performance on July 10. 

Equal parts theater, experimental music performance, and ritual, the playwright and composer draw on a multitude of texts and sources—biblical, Gnostic, heretical, medieval, and modern—the drama unfolds in seven apparitions of the Magdalene, portrayed by actor/playwright Milo. Davis, the composer/percussionist, plays instruments both ancient and modern—hammered dulcimer, harmonium, and hand drums—interweaving the live sound design with field recordings from sites significant to the myths.

Attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (two shots and at least one booster), or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of performance, or a negative antigen test the day of the event. Masks are optional.

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PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater
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