Program will give time, space and other resources to David Neumann, Kimberly Bartosik and Kaneza Schaal to develop works for New York premieres at BAM
BAM and LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts are pleased to announce a new collaboration through which LUMBERYARD will provide production residencies to artists readying new works for premiere in the BAM Next Wave Festival. Three artists, selected by BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo for presentation in the 2018 Festival--David Neumann, Kimberly Bartosik and Kaneza Schaal—will each receive a $10,000 development fee, dramaturgical support, full LUMBERYARD technical crew, design support, production materials and equipment, housing, meals, local transportation, and professional documentation. These vital residencies will culminate in out-of-town premieres, which are widely seen as integral to the development of Broadway-bound theater productions but are infrequent for works of dance and contemporary performance. The productions in development with Lumberyard are David Neumann’s Because Science (working title); Kimberly Bartosik’s I hunger for you,(working title); and Kaneza Schaal’s Jack & Jill.
Joseph V. Melillo, BAM Executive Producer, said, "The opportunities and support provided by Lumberyard will enable three unique artists to fully realize the work they envision, providing ample preparation before bringing their work to BAM’s stage. We look forward to a fruitful creative collaboration with Adrienne Willis and her colleagues.“
Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director of LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts, said, "This collaboration demonstrates that LUMBERYARD’s production residency program is a vital asset for the field at large—providing much-needed support to this country's foremost presenting institutions, artists, and audiences. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our friends at BAM to bring these three exciting projects to fruition for the 2018 Next Wave Festival.”