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The Other Mozart Little Matchstick Factory

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About the show

There was another Mozart - a forgotten genius, an other Mozart:

"Strikingly beautiful." - New York Times 

The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

Set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland), and amidst the Enlightenment and a climate of great social change that still resonates today, the play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters. Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, and fans.

"This completely original production is well researched, beautifully written, creatively staged, and wonderfully acted. ...entertaining, enlightening, humorous ...with narrative intimacy."-womanaroundtown.com 

"...fascinating and irresistibly intelligent... it is beautiful." -Theatermania

"The Other Mozart is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen... If you love the art of the theatre, the history of music, the conflicts of gender roles, or the power of storytelling, you simply must see this production." - Theater is Easy

Credits

Written and Performed by Sylvia Milo
Directed by Isaac Byrne
Original Music Composed by Nathan Davis
and Phyllis Chen
Additional Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Marianna Martines 
Sound Design by Nathan Davis 
Costume Designed by Magdalena Dąbrowska
and Miodrag Guberinic
Dress Concept and additional contribution by Anna Sroka
Period Style Choreography by Janice Orlandi
Hair Designed by Courtney Bednarowski
Lighting Designed by Joshua Rose
Assistant Director: Alexandra Schenke 
Understudy by Julia Rosa Stöckl

Producer: Sylvia Milo/Little Matchstick Factory 
Production Manager: Aktina Stathaki
Associate Producer: Kimille Howard
Assistant Producer: Alexandra Schenke
Stage Manager: Raffaela Vergata
Assistant Stage Manager: Sara Fellini
PR: Karen Greco
 

Tickets

$30

Youth Tickets (13 and under): $15 available for July 12 show @ 4pm 

June 22 - July 12

Remaining Shows:

July 8-12 @ 8:30 PM

Understudy (Julia Rosa Stöckl): July 12 @ 4PM 

Running Time: 75 min

Panel discussions (featuring women in the arts) will follow shows on:

June 23 - "Women in Film 1" with Naomi McDougall Jones (actor/writer/producer), Caitlin Gold (actor/producer), Stacie Capone (actor), Meghan Scibona (writer/director/producer), and Heather Taylor (writer and filmmaker) 

June 24 - "Women Composers" with Phyllis Chen (pianist and composer, member of International Contemporary Ensemble), Du Yun (composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist), and Suzanne Farrin (composer) 

June 26 - "Women in Monodrama" with Danusia Trevino (actor/playwright), Valerie Hager (actor/playwrite) and Sylvia Milo (actor/ playright The Other Mozart

June 27 - "Women in Film" with Meredith Edwards (actor/director), Joanna Bowzer (producer/writer/director), Heidi Russell (photographer/founder International Women Artists' Salon) and Beanie Barnes (producer Lord of Dogtown/the first woman to take the football field with the University of Nebraska)

June 29 (after 4pm show) - Q&A with The Other Mozart team

July 1 - "Women Composers" with Annie Gosfield (composer), Du Yun (composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist), and Pauline Oliveros (composer/ central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music)

July 3 - "Women in Theater: Female Entrepreneurs" with Rachel Colbert (Producer/Fundraising Consultant), Jennifer Joan Thompson (Actor/Playwright), Nana Mensah (Actor/Producer) and Jocelyn Kuritsky (Actor/Producer) 

July 5 - "Gender in Classical Music" Ellie M. Hisama (professor of music at Columbia University), Stephanie Jensen-Moulton (professor of musicology at Brooklyn College)

July 5 (after 4pm show) "A Gender Question" with Tulis McCall (journalist), Christine Moser (director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC), Julia Rosa Stöckl (actress, producer, The Other Mozart understudy)

July 6 (after 4pm show) - Q&A with The Other Mozart team

July 9 - "Women in Theater" with Patrice Miller (director, choreographer, amateur social scientist), Corinne Woods (producer, director, stage manager), Maria Aparo (actress, producer), Julia Rosa Stöckl (actress, producer, understudy in The Other Mozart) and Sylvia Milo (actress, playwright, producer, The Other Mozart)

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