2013 marks the beginning of a new collaboration between coLAB Arts and Lustig Dance Theatre with the creation of a new emerging choreographer residency called Works and Process.
Each resident choreographer receives weekly studio time over three months, an in-studio work-in-progress performance, and a culminating production in New Brunswick where they publicly debut their new work. The first culminating performance is December 28 and 29 at 7pm, at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. Tickets are available at colabdance.bpt.me.
Featured resident choreographers include Kyle G. Marsh, Nicholas Ruiz, Meagan Woods, and Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski.
2013 Works and Process resident choreographer. Photo by Peter Richter, twomindseye.
Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski
2013 Works and Process resident choreographer. Promotional image by Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski.
Kyle G. Marsh
2013 Works and Process resident choreographer. Photo by Carlo Antonio Villanueva.
2013 Works and Process Resident Choreographer. Photo by Katherine Finklestein.
coLAB Arts' programming provides a holistic approach to forming a sustainable artistic community. coLAB Arts, a unique producer of new work, extends that initiative through audience outreach, artist development, and challenging productions.
The Orphanage reading series is intended to serve the playwright, providing opportunities to work with a director and local actors, and hear their play read aloud in front of an audience.
The New Brunswick Theater Festival engages audiences through free performances of classic work, and apprenticing young people to work with a professional company of artists.
My Life With Pablo Neruda
A new pocket opera with Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets as libretto, and new music composed by Raymond Luedeke. While on his death-bed, Neruda is watched over by his long-time love Matilde Urrutia, and witnesses the rise of Augusto Pinochet 11 days before his death. This is a new production in development directed by Dan Swern, to premiere in 2014.
coLAB Arts provides unique arts education opportunities through collaboration with community groups, professional arts organizations, and school districts. Our curricula emphasize artist training for young people and adults through the creation of original work and advanced technical training. Our teaching artists are comprised of working professionals and advanced degree artists.
If you are interested in hiring coLAB Arts teaching artists to run a residency or program in your school or organization, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 New Brunswick Summer Residency
Teaching artist Ashley Everage, rehearsing an original performance piece with two high school students during our 2013 Summer Residency in New Brunswick.
2013 Residency at CATF
Teaching artists Ashley Everage, John Keller, Ean Miles Kessler, and Jennifer Ring with students at Contemporary American Theatre Festival in West Virginia, where students spend three days studying with professional artists as part of our New Brunswick summer residency.
2013 RAC Documentary Film Class
Teaching artists Marianna Moneymaker, Jordan Turner Clark, and Dan Swern are teaching a documentary film-making residency in Perth Amboy, NJ through the Boys and Girls Club. The residency will culminate in a series of short films documenting the youth's perspective on the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Raritan Bay region. You can follow along with the class on their tumblr page.
2013/14 MGSA Extension Division Theater Academy
coLAB Arts' teaching artist and producing director Dan Swern will be directing the culminating showcase for Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division's musical theater academy, in winter 2014.