Women in Performance

Oklahoma Contemporary is launching a new series, Women in Performance, in 2018. Beginning in March, we will present three major performances created and performed by women. With three unique shows, the series highlights the incredible creative contributions made by women in the performing arts.

Honey

An immersive performance
June 14-16 and 21-23, 2018

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Oklahoma Contemporary is partnering with Fresh Paint, an aggregate of Oklahoma City performing artists, to produce the world premiere of this interdisciplinary performance piece, inspired by narratives of desire and intimate moments between strangers. Created from real-world interviews, this space-shifting experience explores the burden of our wants and needs in a capitalist world.

Honey is being developed with artists based in New York and Oklahoma. Katherine Wilkinson, producing artistic director of the Gale Theater Company in Austin, will direct.

One Woman Sex and the City

Oct. 18-20, 2018

Written by Kerry Ipema and TJ Dawe.

Performed by Kerry Ipema.

The Other Mozart

March 2-3, 2018

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Sylvia Milo in The Other Mozart

 

Women in Performance kicked off with The Other Mozart on March 2 and 3. See coverage of the performance and series here.

Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart, starring Sylvia Milo, is the true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus — the prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Created by Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland). Directed by Isaac Byrne, The Other Mozart is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.

Written and performed by Sylvia Milo. Directed by Isaac Byrne. Music composed by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen. Additional music by Marianna Martines, Leopold and W. A. Mozart. Created by Little Matchstick Factory.