Ridge Theater continues to be one of America’s premier innovators of multimedia theater, opera, and new-music performance. Our epic visual and aural works continue to redefine the traditional theatrical vocabulary. Dramatic staging by director Bob McGrath, haunting film works and projections by filmmaker Bill Morrison and visual stylings by artist Laurie Olinder are all hallmarks of the Ridge Theater style.
We are proud and happy to continue our ongoing collaborations with world-class composers, playwrights, performers, and artists.
Part multimedia opera, part conceptual, Anatomy Theatre is an art installation that conjures a time in which “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, dissecting the corpses of executed criminals to seek evidence of corruption in the interior of the human body.
A joyous, grisly theatrical event by Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang, and world renowned conceptual artist Mark Dion. Featuring wild Up Ensemble at the LA Opera, and Featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at BRIC In Brooklyn http://iceorg.org/
BRIC In Brooklyn, January 2017.
Music by David Lang; Libretto by Mark Dion & David Lang; A Ridge Theater Production; Directed by Bob McGrath; Film by Bill Morrison; Projections Design by Laurie Olinder; Scenic Design by Mark Dion; Lighting Design by Christopher Kuhl; Costume Design by Alixa Gage Englund; Conducted by Christopher Rountree; Creative Producer Beth Morrison; Featuring ICE International Contemporary Ensemble; Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
Anatomy Theatre was commissioned by Ridge Theater and Beth Morrison Projects; Presented by BRIC
Peabody Southwell as Sarah Osborne, Marc Kudisch as Joshua Crouch, Robert Osborne as Baron Peel, Timur Bekbosunov as Ambrose Strang
Award-winning Playwright Neil LaBute riffs on Wilco in the opening to his fresh adaptation of Georg Buchner's classic work. An investigation of desire, exploitation and madness, LaBute's WOYZECK brings a new fire to this canonical tale.
Director Bob McGrath, will reprise his collaboration with Neil LaBute on Mr. LaBute's free adaptation of Georg Buchner's Woyzeck with music by Pulitzer prize winning Composer David Lang.
Main Theater, UC Davis.
Jean Anouilh (in a free adaptation by Neil LaBute)
August Strindberg; Adaptation By Neil LaBute
Directed By Bob McGrath
An opera based on an Ambrose Bierce tale about an inquest into the strange disappearance of an Alabama planter just before the Civil War.
Composed by David Lang; Libretto by Mac Wellman; Films by Bill Morrison;Projections by Laurie Olinder; Set Design by Jim Findlay; Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone; Lighting Design by Matt Frey; Dramaturgy by Daniel Zippi; Directed by Bob McGrath.
"The Difficulty of Crossing a Field" was made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant Program, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Theatre Initiative.