John Wyszniewski, Blake Zidell & Associates, emailing about the SITI Company announcement that Michelle Preston has been named executive director . . . Preston joined SITI in July of 2012 as Deputy Director, where she oversaw fundraising, external communications, strategic plan implementation, and board development–and has served as Interim Executive Director since January of 2014. She succeeds Megan Wanlass who served the Company for 19 years . . . Founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, SITI seeks to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration . . . Over the past five years, New York-based SITI has been in residence at the Getty Villa in California delighting and challenging audiences with re-visions of Antigone, Trojan Women and readings of The Bacchae and Ion. Visit: http://siti.org/
Also, let’s talk about hoofing . . . Since April 2013, Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been on a 30-city national tour with their show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. This fall, the show comes to New York for a three-night-only run at The Town Hall, September 10–12 at 8pm. The show combines two art forms that – as Glass puts it – “have no business being together – dance and radio.” The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories that has brought down the house wherever it’s been performed, starting with its first test run at Carnegie Hall in 2013.
For more information, please visit 3acts2dancers1radiohost.com.
Following The Town Hall engagement, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host will resume its national tour, including these cities:
September 20, Society for the Performing Arts, Cullen Theater, Houston, TX.
September 28, Center for the Arts, Produced by Days and Nights Festival, Carmel, CA
October 11, Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, Mesa, AZ
October 18, University of Iowa, Presented by Hancher Performances, Iowa City, IA
November 1 & 2, Washington University, Edison Theater, St. Louis, MO
December 6, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, California State University Long Beach Saturday, Long Beach, CA
January 17, The Smith Center For the Performing Arts Saturday, Las Vegas, NV
January 24 & 25, Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
February 7, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
February 28, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Saturday, Pittsburgh, PA
March 7, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
March 14, Anchorage Concert Association, Atwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, AK
March 28 Mondavi Center for the Arts, Davis, CA
April 11, Seattle Theatre Group, The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 18, Michigan State University, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, East Lansing, MI
April 25, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
May 2, 2015, in Cleveland, OH
July 11, 2015 in Dallas, TX
December 5, 2015 in Austin, TX