Oratorio For Living Things

Theatre
Name: Greenwich House
Address: 27 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
Production Information
First performance date: March 15, 2022
Opening date: March 30, 2022
Closing date: May 14, 2022
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
Keenan Tyler Oliphant Associate Director
Liza Couser Assistant Director
  
Kristen Robinson Set Designer
Márion Talán de la Rosa Costume Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting Designer
Nick Kourtides Sound Designer
Dan Russo Assistant Set Designer
Tiffany Chen Assistant Costume Designer
Domino Mannheim Assistant Lighting Designer
Lawrence Schober Associate Sound Designer
  
Joseph Fernandez, Jr. Production Stage Manager
Kelsey Vivian Assistant Stage Manager
  
Izzy Olgaard Lighting Supervisor
Will Koch Sound Supervisor
  
Ben Moss Music Direction
Fred Epstein Orchestrations
Camellia Hartman Orchestrations
Jacklyn Riha Associate Music Director
Eli Schildkraut Music Assistant
  
Henry Russell Bergstein Casting Director
Greg Taubman Latin Consultant & Translator

Cast
Actor Role
Kirstyn Cae Ballard Performer
Johnny Butler N/A
Jane Cardona N/A
Sean Donovan Performer
Carla Duren Performer
Clérida Eltimé N/A
Ashley Pérez Flanagan Performer
Brian Flores Performer
Odetta Hartman Performer
Quentin Oliver Lee N/A
Angel Lozada N/A
Divya Maus N/A
Barrie Lobo McLain Performer
Ben Moss Performer
John Murchison N/A
Onyie Nwachukwu Performer
Dito Van Reigersberg N/A
Peter Wise Performer
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Ars Nova Producer
      Heather Christian Composer
2 WON 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Lee Sunday Evans Director
3 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Márion Talán de la Rosa Costume Designer
4 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting Designer
5 WON 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Sound Design Nick Kourtides Sound Designer
6 WON 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Ensemble Kirstyn Cae Ballard Actor
      Sean Donovan Actor
      Carla Duren Actor
      Brian Flores Actor
      Odetta Hartman Actor
      Barrie Lobo McLain Actor
      Ben Moss Actor
      Onyie Nwachukwu Actor
      Ashley Pérez Flanagan Actor
      Peter Wise Actor
      Johnny Butler Actor
      Jane Cardona Actor
      Clérida Eltimé Actor
      Quentin Oliver Lee Actor
      Angel Lozada Actor
      Divya Maus Actor
      John Murchison Actor
      Dito Van Reigersberg Actor
7 NOMINATED 2022 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Ars Nova Producer
      Heather Christian Composer
      Lee Sunday Evans Director
8 NOMINATED 2022 Drama League Award, Outstanding Direction of a Musical Lee Sunday Evans Director
9 WON 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Unique Theatrical Experience Ars Nova Producer
      Heather Christian Composer
      Lee Sunday Evans Director
Notes
Closed early due to COVID outbreak.