ODC Theater will present three world premieres in June by three participants who are completing the Resident Artist Program. Gerald Casel, director of GERALDCASELDANCE; Maurya Kerr, director of tinypistol; and Nicole Klaymoon, director of Embodiment Project, will present their evening-length works, commissioned by ODC Theater, from June 7 to 23.
ODC Theater's Resident Artist Program requires a three-year commitment that offers crucial development opportunities to mid-career artists including artistic mentorship and critical feedback, fully subsidized rehearsal space, administrative support and mentoring, the commission of a new work to premiere at ODC Theater, as well as a fully subsidized technical residency.
"Our Artist Residency Program is designed to allow long creative processes and more thoroughly researched work," said Theater Director Julie Potter. "And the results exemplify a range of practices and aesthetics."
The premieres of Casel, Kerr, and Klaymoon share a common concern for social justice and the welfare of historically marginalized groups in the United States, and strive to advance a greater understanding of the experiences of these groups through movement, music, and spectacle.
Nicole Klaymoon / Embodiment Project performs from June 7 - 9, Gerald Casel / GERALDCASELDANCE, from June 13 - 15, and Maurya Kerr / tinypistol from June 21 - 23.