ToyBox Live with Rinde EckertDates and tickets
Join us this summer for a series of outdoor performances on our newly renovated outdoor Plaza. Each evening will run about 75 minutes and feature performances by Two River Theater artists.
Rinde Eckert (Pericles) returns to Two River with his eclectic collection of instruments to share a selection of songs, readings, monologues, and unexpected imaginings. Rinde brings his online program to a live stage for the first time.
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Meet the Artist
Rinde Eckert is a writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer, and director. Eckert creates solo work, chamber pieces, and through-composed operas with larger casts, and has long collaborated with other art makers including choreographers, composers, directors, and new music ensembles. His Opera/New Music Theater productions have toured throughout the U.S. and to major European and Asian festivals. Three of Eckert’s plays have run successfully Off-Broadway, receiving Drama Desk nominations and the Lucille Lortel Award. His theater writing credits include Highway Ulysses, Horizon, Orpheus X, and And God Created Great Whales, an Obie Award-winner that had three Off-Broadway runs. Current theater and music projects include My Lai with the Kronos Quartet; Aging Magician composed by Paola Prestini with design and direction by Julian Crouch; and Five Beasts with composer/performer Ned Rothenberg and beat box artist Adam Matta. Rinde Eckert was a 2007 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He has received a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in 2012, the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters, Marc Blitzstein Award. Rinde Eckert lives in New York.
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