10 years in the making, filming begins for an upcoming feature written by me and Ryan Smith. I'll be working with Justin Collins (Justin and the Cosmics), Kim and Scott Collins (The Smoking Flowers), and photographer Allen Clark on a short version of the film.
Dixon Place Presents
Kirk Lynn's "The Cold Record"
~PLUS~ MLCG (My Little China Girl) by Soomi Kim
February 9, 2017 at 7:30PM
Running time approximately 50 minutes
THE COLD RECORD
Luke Landric Leonard is the 12 year old boy in a Workshop Performance of Kirk Lynn’s new one-person play. The Cold Record, the story of a boy who left school with a fever more days than anyone else ever in the history of fevers and the trouble he got into for loving the school nurse. Co-Directed by Leonard’s 13 year old daughter, Gates.
MLCG (My Little China Girl)
When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean American in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie's China Girl video. MLCG (My Little China Girl), created by Kim in collaboration with director Suli Holum (Pig Iron Theatre, Stein| Holum Projects) and video artist Kevan Loney, is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim's experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the tyranny of Western perceptions of beauty; the absence of Asians in mainstream American media while coping with profound loss.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC
Click here for tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10141439
Gertrude Opera has commissioned a 're-imaging' of Verdi's score by US composer, Peter Stopschinski - orchestration for electric violin, electric guitar, trombone, double bass, keyboard and percussion - and will bring a 21st century aural sensibility to Verdi's sublime melodies. In a production conceived by Linda Thompson, directed and designed by Luke Leonard with costumes by Alison Heryer, a cast of 12 will present a 70 minute version, sung in English. Set in fantasy Scotland where heritage meets modernity, the opera will perform in the Underground Cellar at Mitchelton winery, with Australia's most revered Verdi baritone, MICHAEL LEWIS OAM, in the title role.
Artistic Director: LINDA THOMPSON
Stage Director/Production Designer: LUKE LEONARD
Verdi 're-imagined' by Composer PETER STOPSCHINKSI
Conductor: WARWICK STENGARDS
Costume Designer: ALISON HERYER
Sunday Sept 4 at 4:15pm
'THE SCOTTISH OPERA'
Violent themes - PG*
All tickets $60
Advanced Movement and Acting Intensive for Opera
Workshop Series - April 2016
Designed to help free the opera body and mind, this module will focus on developing stage presence through physical training and enhancing awareness of time and space. The workshops will explore viewpoints, ideokinetics, text analysis, physical actions, devising physical scores for music, and will culminate in a staged public presentation of selected arias formed around the theme of ‘madness’.
Main Rehearsal Studio
371 Church Street, Richmond
LINK FOR REGISTRATION: http://www.gertrudeopera.com.au/#!go-studio-academy---module-1/itnyx