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stairway to stardom 

Currently in development as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program
Premiering at HERE in September 2017
145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013 

Stairway to Stardom is a mixed media dance-theatre tour of shattered dreams, from impractical to impossible. Inspired by and sourcing footage from the 1980s public-access television series by the same name, Stairway to Stardom rides the wave of the disenchanted. Synthesizing intricate choreography and original texts with the post-apocalyptic sound and visuals of Brooklyn's Prism House (Matt O'Hare + Brian Wenner), cakeface honors the contributions of the wildly passionate but questionably talented through their powerful female voice and signature style of linguistic performance art.

written + directed by Amanda Szeglowski
choreographed by Amanda Szeglowski in collaboration with the Company
performed by Jade Daugherty, Ayesha Jordan, Nola Sporn Smith, Julia Smith-Eppsteiner, and Amanda Szeglowski
sound + video design by Prism House (Brian Wenner + Matt O’Hare)
lighting design by Amanda K. Ringger
costume design by Oana Botez
set design by Aviva Novick
photo by Benjamin Heller
an evening-length work

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stairway to stardom
Currently in development as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program
Premiering at HERE in 2017
145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013 

Stairway to Stardom is a mixed media dance-theatre tour of shattered dreams, from impractical to impossible, and the ivory-tower aestheticism ingrained in all of us. Inspired by and sourcing footage from the 1980s public-access television series by the same name, Stairway to Stardom will synthesize intricate choreography, immersive video, and original texts delivered via cakeface’s signature style of linguistic performance art. 


written + directed by Amanda Szeglowski in collaboration with Jeso O’Neill
performed by Jade Daugherty, Ayesha Jordan, Nola Sporn Smith, Julia Smith-Eppsteiner, and Amanda Szeglowski
video design by Matt O’Hare
sound design by Prism House
lighting design by Amanda K. Ringger
costume design by Oana Botez

an evening-length work

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