From the Desk of Rachel Carson: Meet the Artists

Below is an excerpt from a blog by Jacqueline E. Lawton, a new DX collaborator and dramaturg for “From the Desk of Rachel Carson”. To see the full post, click here.

As I mentioned, I’ve been collaborating with Cassie Meador (Artistic Director and Choreographer), Ouida Maedel (Production Manager), Stowe Nelson (Sound Designer),Cheryl Patton Wu (Costume Designer) andBen Levine (Lighting Designer) along with dancers Gabriela Fernandez-CoffeyCarli Mareneck, and Dance Exchange Resident Artists Shula Strassfeld and Matthew Cumbie to bring FROM THE DESK OF RACHEL CARSON to life.

Working with these extraordinary, talented and dedicated artists has been such a rich, rewarding and stimulating experience. When Cassie and Ouida approached me about the collaboration, they told me that they had attended a performance THE HAMPTON YEARS at Theater J. They enjoyed the production and appreciated how I had incorporated history into the dramatic narrative. They weren’t to know, until that meeting, that I had great respect for Rachel Carson and her work, and also a passion for dance dramaturgy. I knew right away that I wanted to work with Dance Exchange on this powerful and important new work.

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