ODC Theater Resident Artists Present World Premieres


Na-ye Kim and Gerald Casel in Cover Your Mouth When You Smile. Photo by Tim Russell.
Na-ye Kim and Gerald Casel in Cover Your Mouth When You Smile. Photo by Tim Russell.

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.

Single tickets for each Resident Artist premiere are available online at odc.dance/tickets. For more information see odc.dance/residents.