Worldwide Invite for College Students to Join Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's Virtual Choir
16 May 2014
Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill will open "Song, Stage and Screen IX," an international conference for music theatre, with their 2012 commission The Theory of Relativity.
The conference, hosted at Sheridan College (Ontario, Canada) June 24-26, will feature a one-time, live performance of Relativity featuring a global virtual choir. The commission is based on actual college student experiences, and the virtual choir will combine video and voice submissions into a live finale.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.