Chris Tanner as Etiquette Cosmetics Regional Sales Manager Joan Girdler
(© Christine Gatti)
Chris Tanner as Etiquette Cosmetics Regional Sales Manager Joan Girdler
(© Christine Gatti)
Casting has been announced for La MaMa's world premiere of The Etiquette of Death, a Chris Tanner Production co-directed by Everett Quinton and Julie Atlas Muz, and choreographed by Muz, with contributions by a slew of New York's finest downtown artists. This final show of La MaMa's 50th Anniversary season will perform in the Ellen Stewart Theatre, June 14 - July 1, with an opening on June 16.

For the piece, Tanner asked a group of artists he admires to help him put together a collage of scenes, songs, poetry, music and dance that explores the "Etiquette of Death." Contributing writers and composers include Penny Arcade, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Martha Girdler, Jeremy Halpern, John Jesurun, Beena Kamlani, Taylor Mac, Stephen McCauley, Edgar Oliver, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Jon Ritter, Penny Rockwell, Tony Stavick, Sebastian Stuart and Chris Tanner.

The cast will feature Robert Appleton, Beth Dodye Bass, Kirstan Clifford, Matthew Crosland, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Machine Dazzle, Jezebel Express, Angie Hobin, Sarah Kraynik, Agosto Machado, Joseph Mahan, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Eugene the Poogene, Everett Quinton, Yosvany Reyes, Mike Russnak, Chris Sharp and Chris Tanner.

The creative and design team will includes Jeremy Halpern (musical director), Steven Hammel (set design), Becky Hubbert (costume design), and Susan Hamburger (lighting design).

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