Quixote is an evening‐length, memorized, music-­theatre-­dance piece performed by the interdisciplinary ensemble, HOWL, that Kirsten and DeChiazza founded to continue the vein of collaborative theater-work they began together with Colombine's Paradise Theatre. HOWL features the four members of Sandbox Percussion Quartet, as well as vocal artists Lindsay Kesselman, Hai-Ting Chinn, and Kirsten Sollek. The work was developed through a collaborative process in a series of workshops spanning two years, giving Kirsten and DeChiazza an opportunity to sharpen, deepen, and extend their integrated expressive language. Quixote was commissioned, produced, and developed under the auspices of Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ).


Created by HOWL after Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Director/Production Designer Mark DeChiazza
Composer/Librettist Amy Beth Kirsten
Choreographer Denisa Musilova
Costume Designer Sylvianne Shurman
Lighting Designer/Production Manager Mary Ellen Stebbins
Associate Lighting Designer Alex Fetchko
Sound Designer Palmer Hefferan
Associate Sound Designer Valentine Monfeuga
Projection Designer Mark DeChiazza with Erik Trester
Stage Manager Jason Kaiser
Associate Stage Manager Cassey Kikuchi Kivnick
Assistant to the Composer Daniel Thorpe
Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Tanico

Performers (in alphabetical order)
Percussion Jonathan Allen
Percussion Victor Caccese
Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn
Actor Mark DeChiazza
Soprano Lindsay Kesselman
Percussion Ian Rosenbaum
Contralto Kirsten Sollek
Percussion Terry Sweeney

QUIXOTE : excerpt from ‘Medical Exam’

QUIXOTE: excerpt from ‘Epic Battle’

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