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 art, Anatomy Theatre onjures a time when “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.
LA Opera, and BRIC In Brooklyn.
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 LA Opera, and BRIC
Peabody Southwell as Sarah Osborne, Marc Kudisch as Joshua Crouch, Robert Osborne as Baron Peel, Timur Bekbosunov as Ambrose Strang
Written by Tennessee Williams; Directed by Bob McGrath; Projections by Laurie Olinder.
Based on Euripides’ “The Trojan Women.”
A tragedy by Joseph Budenholzer, and Bob McGrath; Music by Joseph Budenholzer; Projections by Laurie Olinder.
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.