Playmakers’ “And God Created Great Whales” Is Beautiful and Thought
Triangle A&E - January 12, 2013
Washington Post Review - And God Created Great Whales
World premiere of The Last Days
of the Old Wild Boy, written and directed by Rinde Eckert –
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation names Rinde Eckert as one of 21
inaugural Doris Duke Artists. Each performing artist in the first
class will receive an unrestricted, multi-year cash grant of $225,000.
'And God Created Great Whales' at REDCAT
Los Angeles Times - Mark
Swed: January 26, 2012
His is a race against time and more than
one form of madness in “And God
Created Great Whales,” a stunningly
effective theater piece that Rinde
Eckert first ...
Kiowa County Signal - Jan 26, 2012
Entering the theater you
notice at once the lone figure of Rinde Eckert sitting at a cluttered
piano, already in character before the lights even dim. He is hunched
over scribbling on a piece of paper. It's our first glimpse of Nathan,
a man losing his mind trying to finish his life's work (an opera based
on Moby Dick) before everything just falls away...
And God Created Great Whales
By Dan Bacalzo •
Feb 13, 2012 • New York
The Culture Project had one of its
earliest successes with Rinde Eckert's richly conceived 2000 work, ...
Grammy Award Winner for
Best Small Ensemble Performance
Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide
Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
ORPHEUS X opens at the Duke Theatre on December 2. http://www.tfana.org/orpheus_x.html[Download PDF flyer for event]
||NewMusicBox Interview: "Rinde Eckert: In Search of the Dream You Can't Imagine"
Rinde Eckert has received the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts for
Theater. The Alpert Award provides unrestricted, annual prizes of
$75,000 to five engaged, independent artists working in the fields of
dance, film/video, music, theatre and the visual arts. Initiated and
funded by The Herb Alpert Foundation and administered by California
Institute of the Arts, the Award rewards experimenters who are
challenging and transforming art, their respective disciplines, and
Librettist / director Rinde Eckert and composer Steven Mackey are
interviewed by Frank Oteri in the Ojai Festival's online Emagazine
for the collaborative work together on the multi-media piece SLIDE.
Performed by Eckert, Mackey and the new music ensemble eighth
blackbird, SLIDE has its world premiere in Ojai on June 12, 2009 and
will tour in 2010 and 2011.
||Playwright Rinde Eckert's critically acclaimed HORIZON, co-produced off Broadway by the New York Theatre Workshop in June 2007, was honored with two Drama Desk Award nominations yesterday: one of six in the Outstanding Play category and David Schweizer for Outstanding Director of a Play.
The 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards honor achievement in the theater with competition between Broadway, off Broadway and off-off Broadway New York productions in the same categories. Winners will be announced at the 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center. The ceremony will be webcast by TheaterMania.com and broadcast live on satellite radio's XM 28 On Broadway.
To find out more about the organization and this year's awards show,
||THE LEAGUE OF OFF-BROADWAY THEATRES AND PRODUCERS has announced the winners of the 23rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards for outstanding achievement off-Broadway. A special Unique Theatrical Experience award has been given to Rinde Eckert's play HORIZON, Produced by New York Theatre Workshop.
The 2007-2008 Lucille Lortel Awards nominating/voting committee is appointed by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers, the
Lucille Lortel Foundation, Actors' Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, and also includes journalists,
educators, and other Off-Broadway theatre professionals. Awarded since 1986, the Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the League by special
arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Additional support is provided by Theatre Development Fund. Support also provided by Ketel One Vodka and Pepper Bridge Winery.
|Past News Releases
||The Village Voice
"Salvation by Vaudeville"
||New York Times
"The Eternal Vaudeville of the Spiritual Mind"
||San Francisco Chronicle:
"20 years later, intense 'Slow Fire' burns bright again"
||New York Times:
"Eerie Soundscapes for a Prisoner and a Village Idiot"