VoxLab 2021: Entanglement


directed by Gabriel Thom Pasculli ’05
July 17, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

An interstellar phenomenon leads to a series of entwined destinies.

21/22 Theater Department

directed by Gabriel Thom Pasculli '05
composed by Ryan Ingebritsen, written by Ruth Margraff 
featuring members of Chicago's Walkabout Theater Company

Entanglement is a multimedia quantum opera that will utilize auralizations of interstellar data and brainwave sensing technology to tell the story of two time-like separated groups of people whose destinies become entangled through a mutually observable interstellar phenomenon.  

Gabriel Thom Pasculli (he/they) is a queer, white-bodied performer, director, teacher and the co-creative director of Walkabout Theater Company. Gabriel currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. Gabriel is also a member of the Goddard College WA Interdisciplinary Arts community where they are researching performance creation and decolonial arts praxis. Gabriel lives with his wife and their child on the traditional homelands of the Siwanoy people of the Wappinger Confederacy near the Norwalk River in Connecticut.

Composer, sound artist, and electronic performer Ryan Ingebritsen's music and sound art focus on the multi-dimensional aspects of sound using clarity and lyricism to permeate and reveal the musical structures he creates. Though grounded with an education of the musical cannon of the 20th century, Ingebritsen's music stands with both feet firmly planted in the 21st.  Challenging performers and audiences to extend beyond themselves into the realm of interaction with visual, electronic and natural experience, his music provides audiences a window to observe our multi-dimensional universe through the interplay and interaction of sound.

Ruth Margraff (she/her) has been called a leader in the avant garde for her "audaciously original" (Moscow Times) poetics that provide "layer after layer of richly textured emotion...and imminent danger" (Dallas Morning News). Critically acclaimed for her six martial arts operas with Fred Ho for the Apollo, Guggenheim Museum, LaMama, Brooklyn Academy of Music, CAMI, Ruth's work on SEVEN, began touring the world in 2008 introduced by Diane von Furstenberg, and in 2010 by Hillary Clinton with Meryl Streep at the Broadway Hudson Theater. Ruth has received awards from Rockefeller, McKnight, Jerome, NEA, TCG, TMUNY, NYSCA, IAC, Fulbright foundations; published by Innova Records, Dramatists Play Service, American Theatre, Theater Forum, Performing Arts Journal, Playscripts, Inc., Backstage Books, Autonomedia, New Village Press, NoPassport Press, Lexington Books/Roman & Littlefield. Theater Without Borders, New Dramatist and Playwrights' Center alumna, Chicago Dramatist emeritus and Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Now in its 9th year, VoxLab is an incubator for the development of the daring, the innovative and the unique. The week-long theatre residency sees Dartmouth alumni workshopping developing projects on campus alongside current students and faculty. With a focus on devised theater and the experimental performance experience, VoxLab offers alumni and current students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative process and brings fearless contemporary performance to the Dartmouth community.

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