Oratorio For Living Things

Name: Ars Nova
Address: 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Information
First performance date: March 10, 2020
Opening date:
Closing date: March 10, 2020
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In this sweeping world premiere, composer Heather Christian imbues the classical oratorio with blues, gospel, jazz and soul. The result is an in-the-round fusion of music and theater, staged by Obie Award-winning director Lee Sunday Evans and featuring eighteen virtuosic singers and instrumentalists. Both otherworldly and achingly intimate, Oratorio for Living Things heralds Christian as an undeniable artistic force — and inspires us to reflect on the mystery of human experience, set against the vast scope of cosmic time.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Ars Nova Producer
Heather Christian Composer
Lee Sunday Evans Director
Kristen Robinson Set Designer
Márion Talán de la Rosa Costume Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting Designer
Nick Kourtides Sound Designer
Joseph Fernandez, Jr. Production Stage Manager
Ben Moss Music Direction
Henry Russell Bergstein Casting Director
Greg Taubman Latin Consultant & Translator

Actor Role
Ryan Amador Performer
Kirstyn Cae Ballard Performer
Christian Brailsford Performer
Fraser A. Campbell Performer
Laura Dadap Performer
Sean Donovan Performer
Carla Duren Performer
Ashley Pérez Flanagan Performer
Brian Flores Performer
Odetta Hartman Performer
Barrie Lobo McLain Performer
Ben Moss Performer
Onyie Nwachukwu Performer
Gerianne Pérez Performer
Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh Performer
Sam Weber Performer
Alan Wiggins Performer
Peter Ashton Wise Performer
Closed early due to COVID-19 pandemic.