Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

The interdisciplinary artist is one of the Hop's featured artists-in-residence this Fall.

For one week, Keckler will engage with students and faculty through visits to classes in the Theater Department such as Professors Sam Lazar and Laurie Churba's Contemporary Performance as well as Professor Cesar Alvarez's Songwriting class in the Music Department. He will also lead a master class with the Dartmouth Opera Lab alongside Director Filippo Ciabatti.

In addition to academic exchanges, Keckler will be developing exciting new work in the Moore Theater where he will be receiving technical and production support from the Hop.  

During his time at Dartmouth, Keckler will present highlights from his body of work alongside pianist Matthew Dean Marsh. The program also includes previews of a new video album he is developing and excerpts from a work-in-progress collection of songs and reflections, Book of Life: Notes from a Year of Isolation.

Joseph Keckler is a singular artist, a performer and creator known for his expressive and powerful voice, sharp prose, stirring songs, and absurdist, bizarrely heroic operatic monologues, which dance between comedy, commentary and communion.

Photo: Michael Sharkey

Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician and writer. He has been presented by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou, Adult Swim Fest, Opera Philadelphia, London's Soho Theatre, SXSW, and he toured the U.S. as the national support act for Sleater-Kinney in 2019. His writing has appeared in publications such as Vice and McSweeney's, and in 2018 Turtle Point Press published his first collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World. He has created several evening-length performance pieces including the critically acclaimed Train With No Midnight, commissioned by Beth Morrison for Prototype and published in Yale Theater Magazine.  He is currently working on new films and recordings.

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