This is a Soviet montage of attractions con motivetti di Weltschmerz, Shadenfreude, Fernweh, Ohrwurm, Backpfeifengesicht, Schwarmerei, Vershlimmbessern, Sturmfrei, Wanderlust, Zugzwang, Kummerspeck, Torschlusspanik, Erklärungsnot, Innerer Schwienehund, Treppenwitz, Lebensmüde, Sitzfleisch, Sitzpinkler, Kuddelmuddel, and Kopfkino. Is it anterograde and retrograde amnesia? False awakenings? Déjà vu? Uroboros? Hè hè?
Dustin Wills (Director/Co-Creator, he/they) directs theatre and opera. Upcoming projects: A Boy’s Company Presents: Tell Me If I’m Hurting You by Jeremy O. Harris (Playwrights Horizons), Wolf Play by Hansol Jung (Soho Rep), and MONTAG by Kate Tarker (Soho Rep). Recent projects: Frontieres Sans Frontieres (Top Ten Theatrical Productions 2017 – New York Magazine) by Phillip Howze, Mikhail Bulgakov’s Black Snow at Juilliard, Will Arbery’s Evanston Salt Costs Climbing with New Neighborhood, and a Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency for AWFUL EVENT! Recent opera: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Yale Opera) and Cavalli’s L’Egisto (Yale Baroque). Dustin has developed new work with The Foundry Theatre (O, Earth), NYTW, Rattlestick & PAGE 73 (Orange Julius); created large-scale community puppet projects with Creative Action; and devised new work for Teatro L’Arciliuto in Rome, Italy. He is a two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Theatre, a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow, and for a couple of years gave rogue tours of the Vatican.
Daniel Schlosberg’s (Composer, Co-Creator, he/him) music has been performed by the Dover Quartet (based on the music from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks), Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, Amphion Quartet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Antico Moderno, at venues including Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Daniel received a 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Recent projects: operatic-theatrical adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Once Five Years Pass, and works for Chamber Music Northwest, BodyVox, and the CULTIVATE program at the Aaron Copland House. Daniel has collaborated with such luminaries as David Shifrin, Peter Wiley, Ani Kavafian, and the Imani Winds. He serves as co-Music-Director of Heartbeat Opera, and is a core member of the chamber ensemble Cantata Profana. He enjoys baking cookies, and his work has been described as “witty” and “ingenious” by the Wall Street Journal.