Amy Beth Kirsten (composer, librettist) and Mark DeChiazza (director, production designer, video artist), come together to create Quixote, a musical fantasy on The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes (1605).
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 is being 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.
HOWL is producing the work in an exciting partnership with Montclair State University's Peak Performances, which is hosting the development of the piece over the next two years, and will present it's premiere run in March 2017.