Performing in the 2013 Green Show Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11.
This is their first season in the OSF Green Show.
World Premiere REVEAL! Sue Carney/Lisa Long Music/Dance Collaboration
REVEAL! is Lisa Long, Sue Carney, Silvanne E. B. Park, Joseph Porto, Cherise Richards, Carrie Farmer, Erin Finn and Courtney Martin and is made possible by grants from Western Kentucky University Honors College, Office of Research, and Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Lisa Long is a choreographer, educator, and dancer. She danced professionally for Dance Kaleidoscope, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Lisa holds an MFA in choreography from CalArts and has taught at CalArts, UCLA, and Butler University. Her choreography has been produced Off- Broadway, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Electric Lodge, New Works Festival, and for Rogue Machine and critically acclaimed by The New York Times and Backstage magazine. Lisa was a Green Show dancer from 1997-2003 during which time she fell deeply in love with Shakespeare, and Ashland. It is her dream to return to this stage, as a choreographer allowing the next generation of dancers to bring her voice to life beneath the pink Ashland sky.
Sue Carney: From 1990-2007, Sue was the Green Show’s Resident Composer, collaborating with Choreographer David Hochoy to bring world premiere performances, world class artists, and world class artistry to the venue. She has also earned an international following for her groundbreaking work as co founder and vocal soloist with former OSF resident ensemble, The Terra Nova Consort, an ensemble founded to explore the roots of modern “world music” in historic music.
Silvanne E. B. Park, Costume Designer: Theatre: Camino Real, Boston Court Theatre (Best Costume Nominee, 2012 LA Weekly Awards); Commercial: The Grove (2012); Web series: Subway Sandwich (2012), CHICK (2009); Film: No Hitter (2012), Paulie (2011),What to Bring to America (2010); Opera: The Fairy Queen (2012); Modern Dance: Tropos/REDCAT(2011), Raison D'tre (2010), Synapse (2010)
Joseph Porto, Set Designer: Mr. Porto is a musician and Scenic Construction Supervisor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. He has been building and creating scenery at the Festival for the last 16 seasons and has been a theatre technician for the last 25. After graduating with a BA in Theatre from Iowa State University in 1994, Joseph toured as a technical director or technician on four National tours over the span of three years before moving and settling into his theatrical career in Ashland. His current position has him supervising the construction of the scenery for 5 of OSF’s 11 plays annually and overseeing the installation and maintenance for those plays. He can also be seen on stage playing the upright bass in OSF’s 2013 production of The Unfortunates.
Cherise Richards, Dancer: Professional dancer, Ashland resident, choreographer,
Erin Finn, Dancer: former Western Kentucky University Dance Company member. 2013 graduate
Courtney Martin, Dancer: Senior, Western Kentucky University Dance Company member
Carrie Farmer, Senior, Western Kentucky University Dance Company Member
Cherise Richards Dancer. Ashland native, Professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Los Angeles, CA
Kerrie Schroeder Dancer. Professional dancer, and model, Los Angeles, CA
REVEAL! on Community: The community that we are a part of includes all of Sue Carney’s audience that has been growing throughout her many years as a Green Show performer and producer. Lisa is a returning artist who has maintained connections to the dance community, acting community and a loyal following of patrons-come-friends within Ashland. Cherise Richards brings a lifelong connection to the community as a native Ashland resident. Joe Porto touches nearly every community imaginable in Ashland from musicians, actors, designers to Elks and locals. As a part of this community, it is a joy to share several evenings of entertainment, with our audience. It is because of this community, our collaborative origins at OSF, and the strength of our bonds with the OSF audience and company that we have chosen the OSF Green Show venue for the premier of our new generation of collaborative creation.