World Premiere | Music-Theatre
At HERE's Dorothy B. Williams Theatre
Singer and writer Joseph Keckler and an intimate musical ensemble lead the audience through a series of vignettes, each like a stop on a late-night train-- from Paris to Hamburg, Michigan to Times Square and the symbolic space of The Crossroads, a place of danger and possibility. The text dances between comedy, commentary and communion, while the score features smoky pop songs, propulsive invocations, and leaps into the operatic realm.
Writter, Composer, & Performer Joseph Keckler
Musical arrangements in collaboration with Matthew Dean Marsh, Michael Hanf, and Dan Bartfield
Scenic Designer Andromache Chalfant
Dramaturg Erika Rundle
Co-Commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.
Photo by John Anderson Beavers
Josepher Keckler (Wriiter/Composer/Performer) A singer, musician, writer, and artist, Joseph Keckler was recently hailed by The New York Times as a "major vocal talent [who] shatters the conventional boundaries" and was once named the Best Downtown Performance Artist in New York by The Village Voice. He is the author of several theater and performance pieces as well as many songs, and his writing has appeared in Literary Hub, VICE, Hyperallergic and other publications. His musical performances have been featured on WNYC and BBC America and he is the recipient of awards from Creative Capital, Franklin Furnace, and New York Foundation for the Arts. His collection of essays and stories, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was just published by Turtle Point Press. He will be releasing songs and videos as Train with No Midnight, alongside the theatrical piece.