Performances will be followed by an artist-audience dialogue.
SASKIA LANE is a Julliard-trained bassist, composer, performer and educator whose work spans many genres. Most recently, the Brooklyn-based artist appeared in two productions at the Salzburg Festival, Threepenny Opera and the celebrated annual production of Jedermann. Since 2010, Saskia has been a member of the noted theater company, Chekhov at Lake Lucille as performer and composer, and is set to appear in the group’s soon-to-be-released feature film of The Seagull. She also worked for several years with the British-based Improbable Theatre Company on The Devil and Mister Punch, which toured internationally. A classically-trained musician with a strong grounding in jazz, Saskia regularly tours with kids’ favorite Dan Zanes & Friends along with her own much-lauded jazz pop trio The Biddies, and has appeared with artists as diverse as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Marc Ribot and the Kronos Quartet. This fall she had the pleasure of recording with Harry Belafonte and John Legend. Saskia is currently touring BIRDHEART, a live animation piece with Designer/Director Julian Crouch.
STEPHANIE FLEISCHMANN is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist whose texts serve as blueprints for intricate three-dimensional sonic and visual worlds. Her “lyrical monologues” (NY Times), plays, and music-theater works have been presented internationally and across the U.S. Selected works include: Red Fly/Blue Bottle (HERE; Noorderzon; EMPAC), Tinder (Exit Festival), The Secret Lives of Coats (Red Eye), all with music by Christina Campanella; and many more, at venues ranging from London’s Roundhouse Studio to T41. Opera libretti include: The Long Walk, music: Jeremy Howard Beck (American Lyric Theater/Opera Saratoga); The Root of the Wind is Water, music: David Hanlon (Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco); The Property (Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited). She has recieved numerous fellowships, grants, residencies: 2014–15 Howard Foundation Fellowship in Playwriting, 2 NYSCA Individual Artist Commissions, NEA Opera/Music-theater Commisson, 2 NYFAs, Mapfund, Greenwall Foundation, the Frederick Loewe Award, Opera America Development Award, Tennessee Williams Fellowship, New Dramatists, Macdowell, Hedgebrook, HARP, Playwrights Center Core Writer, New Georges Audrey Residency.
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.