Creative Team

Co-creators

TED HEARNE, PATRICIA MCGREGOR & SAUL WILLIAMS

Composer

TED HEARNE

Text

SAUL WILLIAMS & TED HEARNE

Director

PATRICIA MCGREGOR

Scenic Design

SANFORD BIGGERS and TIM BROWN

Featuring

STEVEN BRADSHAW, SOPHIA BYRD, JOSEPHINE LEE, ISAIAH ROBINSON, SOL RUIZ & AYANNA WOODS

TED HEARNE

SAUL WILLIAMS & TED HEARNE

PATRICIA MCGREGOR

About

A finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Music, PLACE examines the complex consequences of a rupture in the place we call home through meditation and confrontation. Boundaries crossed within a young family mirror the fault lines that are exposed when the desire for expansion by some causes displacement for others. Where will the impulse to claim our space lead us next; what is left to colonize and at what cost?

Support

Developed and produced by Beth Morrison Projects and the LA Phil

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, The Barbican, Beth Morrison Projects, Lynn Loacker and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting with additional commissioning support from Sue Bienkowski, Nancy & Barry Sanders and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

PERFORMANCES

2020
La Phil – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Press

“multimedia orchestral masterpiece”

Broadway World

"--these three incredible collaborators…[solidify] their place in the realm of genius artists and provocateurs.”

Broadway World

“Place takes shape in songs that emerge like a graffiti mural as repetitive gestures gradually bloom into vibrant, brash statements in high-volume color.”

The New York Times

01 / 03

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PLACE

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