Grass is Green
Choreographed by Chuck Wilt
in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Kira Fargas, Tushrik Fredericks, Dominica Greene, Dasol Kim, Rebecca Margolick, Hadassah Perry, Chuck Wilt
Drag queen & live cellist/pianist: Rose Nylons
Costumes by Caitlin Taylor, Idel Dorleans and Rose Nylons
Rehearsal Directors: Jennifer Payan and Rebecca Margolick
Dramaturgy by: Dominica Greene
Full length: 60 minutes
Available in proscenium, semi-round and full-round settings
Grass is Green was co-commissioned by The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for its world premiere. Grass is Green was created with support as an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y's Harkness Dance Center, as an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn College through the CUNY Dance Initiative and as an Artist in Residence at Berkeley Ballet Theatre. The work received additional support from Marta Miller's Certain Bird Residency in Vermont, KT Nelson's RoundAntennae Residency in San Francisco, LITVAKdance and Evolution Dance Center in San Diego and Westlake School for Performing Arts in Daly City. The Canadian premiere was made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Grass is Green was developed with the vital contributions of performers Tushrik Fredericks, Dominica Greene, Dasol Kim, Rebecca Margolick, Courtney Mazeika, Alisya Razman Adam, Kyle Filley, Maxi Canion, Jamal Abrams, Babatunji Johnson, Jennifer Payán and Haley Williams.
"(GRASS IS GREEN) IS A RICH WORK, ACCESSIBLE IN MOVEMENT STYLE, SOPHISTICATED IN DELIVERY WITH LOTS OF STAND OUT MOMENTS. IT'S UNPREDICTABLE, BUT ALL THE PIECES FIT AND ECHO THROUGHOUT..."
- JEN NORRIS, SF
"GRASS IS GREEN BURSTS WITH JOY..."
- SF CHRONICLE
April 20-22, 2023
ODC Theater - San Francisco
April 25, 2023
Chutzpah! Festival - Vancouver
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with
the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. www.midatlanticarts.org
April 27-May 2, 2023
BC Movement Arts Society - Sointula, Port Hardy, and Campbell River, British Columbia
September 22, 2022
The 92nd St. Y, Harkness Mainstage Series - NYC
March 10 & 11, 2022
The Clarice-Smith Performing Arts Center - MD