Two-Headed Calf & Yarn/Wire

Jun 30, Jul 2 – 3

Jun 30 3pm, 8:30pm
Jul 2 8:30pm
Jul 3 3pm

Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Music, Theatre

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You, My Mother: a chamber opera in two parts, is an elusive investigation into the ever-shifting relationships between mothers and their adult children. Under the direction of Two-Headed Calf co-founder, Brooke O’Harra, the two composer/playwright teams of Brendan Connelly with Karinne Keithley-Syers and Rick Burkhardt with Kristen Kosmas, create a strange and flickering event that draws upon reminiscences and observations of their own mothers. Performed by a quartet of singer/performers including Gelsey Bell, Beth Griffith, Laryssa Husiak, and Mike Mikos, and the new music ensemble Yarn/Wire.

Directed by Brooke O’Harra

Music: Brendan Connelly and Rick Burkhardt

Text: Karinne Keithley-Syers and Kristen Kosmas

Performers: Gelsey Bell, Beth Griffith, Laryssa Husiak, Mike Mikos

Music performed by Yarn/Wire

Percussion: Ian Antonio and Russell Greeberg

Piano: Laura Barger and Ning Yu

Violin: Josh Modney

Cello: Isabel Castellvi

Set/Light Design: Justin Townsend and Chris Kuhl

Costume Design: Alice Tavener

Projection Design: Ahram Jeong and Yoonkyung Lim

Production Manager: Lisa McGinn

Originally presented by La MaMa, E.T.C. in 2012


The Two-Headed Calf is an Obie-winning performance group, founded in 1999 by director Brooke O’Harra and composer Brendan Connelly. Their work includes You, My Mother, La MaMa, E.T.C.; Trifles, Incubator Arts; It Cannot Be Called Our Mother But Our Graves, Soho Rep Lab; and Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, HERE Arts Center, among others. Regular actors and designers include Peter Ksander, Justin Townsend, Laryssa Husiak, Mike Mikos, Chris Kuhl, Jess Barbagallo, Tina Shepard, and Becca Blackwell. The Two-Headed Calf is a proud resident company of La MaMa. Their work has received support from NYSCA, NYFA, Meet-The-Composer, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation, among others.

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