Beth Morrison Projects 2024 Review: Jodie Landau’s ‘Performance of Self’

Photo credit: Maria Baranova The world premiere of Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, composer, and percussionist, Jodie Landau’s “Performance of Self” on March 15, 2024 at National Sawdust draws attention to improvisation’s empathic heartbeat that is still very much alive. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects (BMP), Landau’s solo debut show upholds BMP’s midas touch. It showcases Landau as the artist he is {…}

National Sawdust & The Met Opera Present ‘Opera Evolved: Genre Fluidity’

(Photo: Jill Steinberg) National Sawdust and The Met Opera presented “Opera Evolved: Genre Fluidity” on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024. This was the second installment of this three-part series that, according to the program, celebrates artistic convergence by investigating the intersection of innovation and tradition at National Sawdust. The evening included composer and co-founder of National Sawdust, Paola Prestini, and theater {…}

Beth Morrison Projects Announces West Coast Premier of ‘Magdalene’

(Photo Credit: Maria Baranova) Beth Morrison Projects has announced the west coast premiere of “Magdalene.” “Magdalene,” which opened at the Prototype Festival in 2020 features the original cast members, co-creator Danielle Birrittella in the title role, and Movement Artist Ariana Daub as Magdalene’s body double. Co-creator Zoe Aja Moore⁣ directs. The work features music by 14 women identifying composers Leila {…}

The BMP: Producer Academy Unveils 2023 Cohorts

Beth Morrison Projects has announced its participants for the 2023 BMP: Producer Academy. Joining the 8-week course are sopranos Sydney Anderson (she/her) and Julia Dawson, tenor Katherine Goforth, baritone Luka Kawabata 川端ルカ, Esha Datta, Kin Marie Broughton,  Erin Buvala-Benites, Matt Cahill (he/they), Frankie J. Alicea (he/they), Michael Alvarez, Gavin Gamboa, Becca Hoback, Brandon Kazen-Maddox (they/them), Destin Randell King, and Rory {…}