NYE Celebration with True Life Trio at Ashkenaz
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE Celebration with True Life Trio at Ashkenaz

New Year's Eve at Ashkenaz featuring Édessa, True Life Trio with special guest Joe Finn and Fanfare Zambaleta!

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $25

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For many years one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, Édessa is comprised of musicians who have devoted decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. They play with a deep understanding of the connection between dance and music. Using both traditional and modern instruments, they perform in a variety of styles, featuring long sets that interweave melodies, improvisation and a beat with dancers in mind. The music comes from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, and Turkey, and Balkan Roma (Gypsy). The group and its members have long participated in and taught at Balkan camps across the country, and Édessa was the first band to take Balkan music to Japan. 

True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.  TLT’s improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from far-flung lands such as Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine and the American South.

Fanfare Zambaleta was incubated in the Zambaleta Music and Dance School in San Francisco and has since transformed into a full-fledged juggernaut of a band, featuring some of the Bay Area's most exciting young players and seasoned veterans. Emulating the great Balkan brass bands of the past and present, they play Romani, Serbian, Macedonian and Greek brass band music with passion and dedication. FZ's potent musical concoction of wild improvisation, meticulous ensemble coordination,  earth-shaking low brass, thunderous drumming and jubilant vocals will move your feet and lift your soul.

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Sixpence Sundays
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Sixpence Sundays

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Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House
Our fall/winter season of listening concerts at Moon & Sixpence will be made up almost entirely of Sunday afternoon matinees. Get your fix of an intimate acoustic performance with Briget, Liss Leigh, and Caitlin Tabancay Austin.


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Kolo Festival
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Kolo Festival

I’ll be singing with the Kolo Festival Band this year!

15+ bands on the main dance floor and in the Kafana, playing live music from: Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey!

2018 is the 67th year! Program schedule!

2018 Dance Teachers:
Gergana Panova - Bulgarian
Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu - Romanian line & couple dances

John Morovich - Croatian Dances
John Filcich - Traditional kolos

2018 Singing Teachers:
Maria Bebelekova, John Morovich & Michele Simon

2018 Music/charts for jam sessions:
Vassil's Bitov Ensemble Jam -- for all instruments! 
Tam Jam -- tamburitza instruments, please!
(includes Ladarke now!)

Special guests this year: Trio Dulce Amar and Veselyatsi!

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Sayat Nvaq Ensemble at Le Bateau Ivre
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sayat Nvaq Ensemble at Le Bateau Ivre

Sayat Nvaq Ensemble is a San Francisco Bay Area group that delves into the rich traditions of Eastern Armenian music. The group draws its inspiration equally from the two main pillars of Armenian secular music: the classical, troubadour poet traditions of the Ashougs and Gousans such as Sayat Nova, Ashot, Djivani, & Sheram; as well as the popular, regional village music found throughout the countryside. The ensemble invites audiences, both old and new, to share their deep appreciation of this unique and evocative musical tradition.

Shea A.J. Comfort – duduk, shvi and ploul

Leslie Bonnett – voice and violin

Haig Kassabian – dhol

Khatchadour Khatchadourian – voice

Briget Boyle - harmonium and voice

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The Lost Church with Nino Moschella
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Lost Church with Nino Moschella

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line. 

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Blondie's Food & Drink
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Blondie's Food & Drink

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.
Featuring The Lonely Coast and Sheryl Wiser!

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Skylark Cafe
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Skylark Cafe

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.
Featuring The Lonely Coast and Sheryl Wiser!

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie

  • The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie (map)
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Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Old Nick's
Sep
10
9:00 PM21:00

Old Nick's

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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House Concert
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

House Concert

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Sayat Nvaq Ensemble at Red Poppy Art House
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Sayat Nvaq Ensemble at Red Poppy Art House

Sayat Nvaq Ensemble is a San Francisco Bay Area group that delves into the rich traditions of Eastern Armenian music. The group draws its inspiration equally from the two main pillars of Armenian secular music: the classical, troubadour poet traditions of the Ashougs and Gousans such as Sayat Nova, Ashot, Djivani, & Sheram; as well as the popular, regional village music found throughout the countryside. The ensemble invites audiences, both old and new, to share their deep appreciation of this unique and evocative musical tradition.

Shea A.J. Comfort – duduk, shvi and ploul

Leslie Bonnett – voice and violin

Haig Kassabian – dhol

Khatchadour Khatchadourian – voice

Briget Boyle - harmonium and voice

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Snappy's Cafe
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Snappy's Cafe

Join Briget as she celebrates the release of her second album, The Next Line.

FULL ITINERARY
9/1 - Snappy's, Hayward
9/9 - House Concert, Ashland, OR
9/10 - Old Nick's,  Eugene, OR
9/11 - The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Vashon, WA
9/13 - Skylark Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/14 - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland, OR
9/15 - Blondie's, Arcata, CA
9/19 - The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA

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Activate! Now The Changes, Briget Boyle, & Meg Anderson at EBCS
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Activate! Now The Changes, Briget Boyle, & Meg Anderson at EBCS

Activation, activation! Join us for a fundraiser concert featuring Now The Changes (activist rock), Briget Boyle (folk rock), and Meg Anderson (voice, keys, loop pedal).

All proceeds from the evening will go to two organizations providing legal and social services to undocumented migrants: the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), based in Texas, and the San Francisco Immigration Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC).

Doors at 7:00 PM.
Show starts at 7:30 PM.
Ticket price: $10-20, sliding scale, at the door.

NOW THE CHANGES
www.nowthechanges.com
Now The Changes is an East Bay-based activist rock band who combine post-punk dynamism with epic adventurousness. Their songs juxtapose the vulnerability of confession with the ferocity of defiance. Their mission: to be a positive cultural force in this urgent political moment. Their debut EP, "Beginning," was released in March 2018.

BRIGET BOYLE
www.brigetboyle.com
Briget Boyle is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. Briget's second album, The Next Line, will be available in fall 2018. Briget's first solo record, The Parts Interior, came out in 2014 and was hailed as "emotionally resonant" and "sorrowful and redeeming."

Briget sang for eight years with Kitka Eastern European Women's Vocal Ensemble, one of the most respected American groups performing Balkan folk music today. After leaving Kitka, Briget co-founded True Life Trio, an innovative ensemble that explores music from the Balkans and the Americas.

MEG ANDERSON / KINETIC DUST
www.kineticdust.com
Meg Anderson is a choreographer, musician and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, combining dance, music, theater and a passion for adventure to create site-specific musicals under the entity Kinetic Dust. Often utilizing a looping pedal to express a multi-layered vocal vision her music is influenced and driven by European, Jewish and Eastern European choral music as well as hip-hop and West African drumming. 

Meg has written, produced, composed, choreographed and performed twelve original musicals including Back To The (2018), Bright Shadow (2018), and Red Delicious (2016) and composed, co-produced and performed on their accompanying soundtracks. Her solo, DEBUTANTE, set in The Redwood Forest, is a series of untamed dance, theater and sound vignettes which aim to subvert a patriarchal story of the pristine woman and offer a coming-out of a wild and ancient self. It opens October 11, 2018. 

Venue information:
East Bay Community Space
507 55th St. (at Telegraph), Oakland, CA
www.eastbaycommunityspace.org

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Meeting the Muse: Women Songwriters at the Monkey House
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting the Muse: Women Songwriters at the Monkey House

Meeting the Muse is a monthly showcase featuring women songwriters from the Bay Area and beyond. Our first show will feature three of our hosts: Briget Boyle, Irina Rivkin, and Marianne Barlow. We hope to see you there!

Briget Boyle is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. As part of a full schedule of performing, teaching, and touring, Briget and a talented group of guest musicians have just finished recording Briget's second album, The Next Line, which will be available in fall 2018. Briget has a rich and diverse musical history. Growing up in Los Angeles, Briget sang backup for her mother, recording artist Karen Tobin, and worked with her father in Hollywood's film scoring studios. She began writing songs as a teenager and played guitar in rock and jazz ensembles. She then attended the College of Santa Fe as a Music Performance and Composition major. After college, Briget sang for eight years with Kitka Eastern European Women's Vocal Ensemble, one of the most respected American groups performing Balkan folk music today. After leaving Kitka, Briget co-founded True Life Trio, an innovative ensemble that explores music from the Balkans and the Americas.

http://www.brigetboyle.com/
https://www.facebook.com/brigetboylemusic/
https://twitter.com/briget
https://www.instagram.com/brigetsongs/


OutMusic Awardee Irina Rivkin layers poetic lyrics with rich textured harmonies, swirling with vocal percussive beats, all created live on-the-spot using her loop station instrument. Rivkin “performs her own breathtaking act as a "live one-woman choir" (using digital looping technology to astonishing effect)” Michael Dougan, SF Chronicle

www.irinarivkin.com


Marianne Barlow lives in Oakland, CA and teaches beginning piano, guitar and ukulele to kids and kids-at-heart. She directs the Berkeley-based Organic Women's Chorus and performs solo and with the Merry Ukuladies, all over the Bay Area. Singer-songwriter and business coach Christine Kane says, “Marianne Barlow’s music speaks of beauty and depth. She weaves haunting emotional and personal lyrics with strong melodies and rhythms to create some real gems.”

http://www.mariannebarlow.com/ (focused on my music teaching business)
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mariannebarlow (link to hear and purchase my music)

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Balance Breakfast Presents ROCK LOTTO IIII with Music City SF
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Balance Breakfast Presents ROCK LOTTO IIII with Music City SF

Join us August 17th to see "NEW" (Created in July of 2018 via a lottery) SF bands perform for 10 minutes each. They are competing for your love and ALL the rock glory.

$5 in advance / $10 at the door

Come at 8PM, don't be late!

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ABOUT:
Names were drawn out of a hat to create new bands. Names were drawn out five-at-a-time. Those five people are now a band. Five drummers? A band. Two acapella singers, a ukulelist, and a death metal guitarist? A band. Two bassists, a bassoonist, and a guy who has never played a show in his life? A band.

The newly-formed bands have one month to write and rehearse 10 minutes of original music, to be performed at Neck of The Woods on Friday, August 17th. There will be prizes. Glorious prizes.

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Balanced Breakfast is a multi-city weekly meetup of musicians, music industry professionals, and enthusiasts founded in San Francisco. We are now located in 22+ cities, our goal is to create community in the music industry. For more information please visit: www.blncdbrkfst.com

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Music City SF is a unique network of musician's services designed to foster creativity and create support within the community while paying homage to San Francisco's rich musical history. For more information please visit: http://musiccitysf.org/index.html

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Dillbilly, Jade Velvet, Briget Boyle at the Uptown
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Dillbilly, Jade Velvet, Briget Boyle at the Uptown

Dillbilly, Jade VELVET, Briget Boyle will perform at the Uptown (in the front of the bar). Show starts at 7pm and goes until 10. It's FREE!

Briget Boyle is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. As part of a full schedule of performing, teaching, and touring, Briget and a talented group of guest musicians have just finished recording Briget's second album, The Next Line, which will be available in September 2018. Briget's first solo record, The Parts Interior, came out in 2014 and was hailed as "emotionally resonant" and "sorrowful and redeeming."

Briget has a rich and diverse musical history. Growing up in Los Angeles, Briget sang backup for her mother, recording artist Karen Tobin, and worked with her father in Hollywood's film scoring studios. She began writing songs as a teenager and played guitar in rock and jazz ensembles. She then attended the College of Santa Fe as a music performance and composition major. After college, Briget sang for eight years with Kitka Eastern European Women's Vocal Ensemble, one of the most respected American groups performing Balkan folk music today. After leaving Kitka, Briget co-founded True Life Trio, an innovative ensemble that explores music from the Balkans and the Americas.

Briget was also the lead singer and percussionist for the Balkan ensemble Brass Menažeri, which collaborated with hip-hop artist Mr. Lif on 2017's Resilient. The album was released to great acclaim on the record label Waxsimile Productions. 
http://www.brigetboyle.com

Jade VELVET Bio: Jade Way is a singer/songwriter and musician from Michigan. Raised by musician parents, from an early age, Jade had many teachers of classical, jazz, pop and RnB influence. Jade is the front-person of her band, Jade VELVET, where she cultivates the sounds of being lost and found in the Bay. Jade is also a member of The Singing Bois, where she lives out her troubadour dreams. When Jade’s not performing, she loves to cook and travel with her partner. https://jadeway.bandcamp.com/

Dillbilly bio: (pronouns they/them) Dillbilly is a queer alt-country singer-songwriter based out of Oakland, CA. Raised in a trailer park in the rural midwest near the Ohio River, Dill grew up surrounded by cornfields and grain silos going jug fishing and playing classical piano. Born to a touring singer/guitarist father, Dill was introduced to the music world at a young age. At 18, they won a piano scholarship that sent them to Berklee College of Music. Feeling uprooted and homesick as a transplant in Boston, Dillbilly dropped out and went back to the Midwest to start a band with their high school friends. Over the past 20 years, they have been performing and touring across the U.S. and Canada releasing 9 full length albums as well as contributions to soundtracks for movies and TV under their birth name, Denise Dill. Most of those releases were self recorded and released. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2015, they renamed their musical self and chose a name that more accurately embodies where they come from, where they draw inspiration, who they collaborate with, and how they identify as a genderqueer person. Now, in the 2018, they are performing as a band and are working to create their 10th full length record which will be released next year. www.facebook.com/dillbillymusic

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Sierra Women's Music Fest (with comfy accommodations)
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Sierra Women's Music Fest (with comfy accommodations)

Sierra Women's Music Fest
(with comfy accommodations available)

Fragrance-free feminist folks of all genders welcome

July 27-29, 2018 (with the option to extend the stay before and/or after, with a weekday day-trip to the local hot springs)

We might have a second music fest "Meteors & Music", August 10-13, during the Perseid Meteor Showers!

July 27-29 Featuring:
Irina Rivkin ~ Live-looping one-woman choir, OutMusic Awardee
Marianne Barlow ~ Playful, sing-along-able heart music
Briget Boyle ~ Worldly folk rock songstress
& more TBA!

Enjoy music, breathing the clean air of the Sierras, hiking, healing, singing, and swimming in breathtakingly beautiful fresh mountain lakes and rivers. Sleep in comfy beds at night (unless you prefer to camp). 

We'll gather at Clear Air Mountain House ~ a fragrance-free, smoke-free, lesbian-owned LGBT-friendly retreat, near the Yuba River, Pacific Crest Trail, waterfalls, Sierra Hot Springs, and over 40 lakes! This is in Sierra City, on Sacred Mound Road (yep, that’s the actual name of the road)! More at www.facebook.com/clearairmountainhouse

This is, delightfully, a fragrance-free and smoke-free space (it's also the home of a musician living with MCS). That means any scented beauty products will have to be left behind (we provide fragrance-free ones), and you'll have to ensure that nothing you bring with you (or have on you) has allergens or fragrances. Please see https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc for info on what that means.

Lodging is totally affordable (as little as $50/night, or $75/couple, camping 25/night, and there are numerous options available) and work trade is available to offset costs. There are opportunities to gain work trade through massage therapy, cooking, extra cleaning, gardening, repair work, or skilled trades. For more info on barter for other times as well, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/461256374304324

About the artists:

OutMusic Awardee Irina Rivkin layers poetic lyrics with rich textured harmonies, swirling with vocal percussive beats, all created live on-the-spot using her loop station instrument. Rivkin “performs her own breathtaking act as a "live one-woman choir" (using digital looping technology to astonishing effect)” Michael Dougan, SF Chronicle
www.irinarivkin.com 

Marianne lives in Oakland, CA and teaches beginning piano, guitar and ukulele to kids and kids-at-heart. She directs the Berkeley-based Organic Women's Chorus and performs solo and with the Merry Ukuladies, all over the Bay Area. Singer-songwriter Christine Kane says, “Marianne Barlow’s music speaks of beauty and depth. She weaves haunting emotional and personal lyrics with strong melodies and rhythms to create some real gems.”
http://www.mariannebarlow.com contact.html

Briget Boyle is a veteran Bay Area songwriter and guitarist who incorporates the flavors of Eastern Europe into deeply personal, driving melodies and rhythms.
"Emotionally resonant…sorrowful and redeeming" —Chad Liffmann, Spinning Platters
http://www.brigetboyle.com

We hope you will join us to walk among wildflowers, breathe in waterfalls, swim in the Yuba River & clear mountain lakes, and enjoy live music.

For more info about joining please email irinarivkin@yahoo.com and/or collaborate@clearair-mountainhouse.com

Musicians: we have room for one or two more artists. To inquire about joining the lineup, please email irinarivkin@yahoo.com

Unfortunately, this fragrance-free home is not yet wheelchair accessible, but we'd love to barter with a skilled tradesperson who'd make it so in exchange for lodging.

Hope to sing, dance, swim, stargaze, and laugh with you soon!

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Iron Shoes
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Iron Shoes

WORLD PREMIERE!

Iron Shoes
Opening Night: Thursday, March 22
Presented by Shotgun Players & Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Created by Janet Kutulas, Michelle Carter, & Erika Chong Shuch

Description
A contemporary, neo-feminist, folk opera brimming with humor, Iron Shoes transforms Eastern European fairy tales into a fantastical performance experience. A modern woman encounters three innocent girls, each suffering monstrous cruelties. She tries to understand their stories, but also tries to control their stories. It’s a real test to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Especially when they’re made of iron.

The Cast
Angel Adedokun
Kelly Atkins
Caitlin Tabancay Austin
Kristine Barrett
Briget Boyle
Shira Cion
Melanie Elms
Juliana Graffagna
Erolina Kamburova
Rowena Ritchie
Travis Rowland
Sharon Shao
Michele Simon
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Beth Wilmurt

The Crew

Katie Basu, Stage Manager
Kieran Beccia, Assistant Stage Manager
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Designer
Michelle Carter, Playwright
Shira Cion, Kitka Executive Director / Performer
Ai Ebashi, Assistant Director
Bayla Jaffe, SM Student Assistant
Brooke Jennings, Costume Design Assistant
Gregory Kuhn, Sound Designer/Engineer†
Janet Kutulas, Composer/Lyricist/Music Director
Devon Labelle, Props Designer
Sarah Leonard, Dramaturg
Aurelia Moulin, Assistant Stage Manager
Sean Riley, Set Designer
Erika Chong Shuch, Director/Choreographer
Caitlin Steinmann, Master Electrician
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer

Tickets will be available to the general public on February 14, 2018.

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Iron Shoes
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Iron Shoes

WORLD PREMIERE!

Iron Shoes
Opening Night: Thursday, March 22
Presented by Shotgun Players & Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Created by Janet Kutulas, Michelle Carter, & Erika Chong Shuch

Description
A contemporary, neo-feminist, folk opera brimming with humor, Iron Shoes transforms Eastern European fairy tales into a fantastical performance experience. A modern woman encounters three innocent girls, each suffering monstrous cruelties. She tries to understand their stories, but also tries to control their stories. It’s a real test to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Especially when they’re made of iron.

The Cast
Angel Adedokun
Kelly Atkins
Caitlin Tabancay Austin
Kristine Barrett
Briget Boyle
Shira Cion
Melanie Elms
Juliana Graffagna
Erolina Kamburova
Rowena Ritchie
Travis Rowland
Sharon Shao
Michele Simon
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Beth Wilmurt

The Crew

Katie Basu, Stage Manager
Kieran Beccia, Assistant Stage Manager
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Designer
Michelle Carter, Playwright
Shira Cion, Kitka Executive Director / Performer
Ai Ebashi, Assistant Director
Bayla Jaffe, SM Student Assistant
Brooke Jennings, Costume Design Assistant
Gregory Kuhn, Sound Designer/Engineer†
Janet Kutulas, Composer/Lyricist/Music Director
Devon Labelle, Props Designer
Sarah Leonard, Dramaturg
Aurelia Moulin, Assistant Stage Manager
Sean Riley, Set Designer
Erika Chong Shuch, Director/Choreographer
Caitlin Steinmann, Master Electrician
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer

Tickets will be available to the general public on February 14, 2018.

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Iron Shoes
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Iron Shoes

WORLD PREMIERE!

Iron Shoes
Opening Night: Thursday, March 22
Presented by Shotgun Players & Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Created by Janet Kutulas, Michelle Carter, & Erika Chong Shuch

Description
A contemporary, neo-feminist, folk opera brimming with humor, Iron Shoes transforms Eastern European fairy tales into a fantastical performance experience. A modern woman encounters three innocent girls, each suffering monstrous cruelties. She tries to understand their stories, but also tries to control their stories. It’s a real test to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Especially when they’re made of iron.

The Cast
Angel Adedokun
Kelly Atkins
Caitlin Tabancay Austin
Kristine Barrett
Briget Boyle
Shira Cion
Melanie Elms
Juliana Graffagna
Erolina Kamburova
Rowena Ritchie
Travis Rowland
Sharon Shao
Michele Simon
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Beth Wilmurt

The Crew

Katie Basu, Stage Manager
Kieran Beccia, Assistant Stage Manager
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Designer
Michelle Carter, Playwright
Shira Cion, Kitka Executive Director / Performer
Ai Ebashi, Assistant Director
Bayla Jaffe, SM Student Assistant
Brooke Jennings, Costume Design Assistant
Gregory Kuhn, Sound Designer/Engineer†
Janet Kutulas, Composer/Lyricist/Music Director
Devon Labelle, Props Designer
Sarah Leonard, Dramaturg
Aurelia Moulin, Assistant Stage Manager
Sean Riley, Set Designer
Erika Chong Shuch, Director/Choreographer
Caitlin Steinmann, Master Electrician
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer

Tickets will be available to the general public on February 14, 2018.

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