Kay Rosen’s language-based art work has been exhibited in museums and institutions nationally and internationally for over three decades, among them The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Aspen Art Museum; Christchurch Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Drawing Center, New York; MASS MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; the Whitney Biennial; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo survey exhibition 1998-99); Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; and New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Rosen’s work has also been shown in numerous solo and group gallery exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Her work resides in collections worldwide. Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times are a few of the publications that have featured her work. Rosen has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, among other awards.
Michael J. Schumacher
composer & Liz Gerring Dance Company Music Director
Michael J. Schumacher is a composer, performer and installation artist based in Brooklyn. In addition to his long-term collaboration with Liz Gerring, he has worked with choreographer Sally Silvers, poet Bruce Andrews, musicians Oren Ambarchi, Kaffe Matthews, Donald Miller of Borbetomagus, Phill Niblock and Ed Tomney of the indie band Necessaries, conceptual artists Luke Dubois and Elana Herzog, architect Victoria Meyers, video artist Ursula Scherrer, film-maker Ken Jacobs, and many others. His 2004 CD “Room Pieces” (XI) was named best in composition by THE WIRE magazine. Another XI release, a DVD of Five Sound Installations that were actually computer programs that invented the music in “real time”. His most recent project is the rock band diNMachine.
has worked as a lighting designer with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theater, dance, contemporary music, visual arts, and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. Wierzel has a long collaboration (30 years) with choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. His other dance collaborations include works with choreographers Seán Curran, Doug Varone, Andrea Miller, Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky, Molissa Fenley, Donna Uchizono, Alonzo King, Charlie Moulton, Michael Tracy/Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Trisha Brown Dance Company; Lyon Opera Ballet and the Berlin Opera Ballet. Robert has also worked on productions with the opera companies of Paris-Garnier; Tokyo; Toronto; Bergen, Norway; Folk Opera, Sweden; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Festival; Washington National; Seattle; Boston Lyric; Lyric Opera/Chicago; Minnesota; San Francisco; Houston; Virginia; Montreal; Vancouver; Florida Grand; and Portland, among others. His theater work has been seen on and off Broadway, including Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill starring Audra McDonald; the musical Fela! (2010, Eugene O’Neill Theatre: Tony Award nomination) and at the Royal National Theatre of London.
Amith A. Chandrashaker
Assistant Lighting Designer and Liz Gerring Production Manager
Amith A. Chandrashaker Selected credits - La Boheme (Atlanta Opera), Fidelis (Public), Ping Pong (Public), Ike at Night (UTR/Public), Stoop Stories (Weston Playhouse), Carnival Kids (Lesser America), The Woodsman (Oberon Ensemble), Platonov (The Kitchen/Jay Scheib), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm), L’ Elisir D’Amour (The Curtis Institute), The Drawer Boy (Soho Playhouse), Baal (Hoi Polloi), Rough Sketch (59e59), Festenmacher (Robert Woodruff/NYU Tisch). Has premiered work with choreographers, Alexander Ekman, Aszure Barton, Kate Weare, Benoit Swan- Pouffer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Rennie Harris Pure Movement, The National Dance Co. of Wales.
Liz Prince designs costumes for dance, theater and film. Her costumes have been exhibited at: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, The 2011 Prague Quadrennial, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Rockland Center for the Arts. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) and a 2008 Charles Flint Kellogg Arts and Letters Award from Bard College.
is a costume designer, dancer, and arts administrator based in NYC. She graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography, and a B.A. in Arts Administration. Recent design credits include CARBONATED: Senior Dance Concert (2016) at Bard College, Solo for Sariel (2016) with Gwen Welliver, Fail/Safe (2016) with Renay Aumiller, and Oscillating While Dreaming (2015) with Dylan Crossman. In addition to her own designs, she constructs costumes and apprentices with designers and mentors Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung where she has aided with design of a who’s who of New York companies. She has also worked administratively with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and had the honor of joining Adam H. Weinert’s MONUMENT as a dancer, presented this past summer at Jacob’s Pillow.
has stage managed for companies in all areas of the performing arts. After an internship at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Kyle moved to Richmond, VA, where she worked as the touring stage manager for the Richmond Ballet’s newly formed company, Richmond Ballet II. During this time she continued to work with outside companies as both a stage manager and lighting designer. Recent credits include: Starr Foster Dance Project, MalayaWorks Dance Theatre, Richmond Ballet, and Emerald City Opera.