PS21 has two unique venues in one stunning building on a bucolic setting just one mile outside the Village of Chatham: a traditional stage with open air seating protected by a sweeping pavilion roof as well as an enclosed black box theater. Equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical equipment, PS21 is able to accommodate a wide range of works by today's most brilliant artists in dance, theater and music.
$10 Students & Youth / $20 General & PS21 Member (no ticketing fees)
Sylvia Milo, Nathan Davis, and Joanna Kotze are 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.
Date & Time
Sun, Jul 10, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM