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in residence May, 2023

John Moran & Marieluise Herrmann

John Moran, Everyone
Schauspiel Leipzig / Hellerau Europ√§isches Zentrum der K√ľnste, 2018

John Moran is a composer, choreographer, and theater artist. His works include the trilogy Etudes (2013): Amsterdam (The Con Artist), and Goodbye Thailand (Portrait of Eye) that won Best of Fringe in Amsterdam and Spoleto, Zenith 5 (2006), The Jack Benny Program (1988), The Manson Family: An Opera (1990), Matthew in The School of Life (1996), Everyday Newt Burman (The Trilogy of Cyclic Existence) (1993), and Book of the Dead (2nd Avenue) (2000). His works have been commissioned by and presented at venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, American Repertory Theater at Harvard, Performance Space 122, The Kitchen, La MaMa E.T.C., The Public Theater, and Galapagos Art Space. His works have featured performers such as Uma Thurman, Iggy Pop, Allen Gingsberg, and Julia Stiles.
Moran received The American Theater Wing Design Award for “Best Theatrical Design in New York City” for Book of the Dead (2nd Avenue). Moran also has served as an artist-in-residence for the city of Paris from 2004 to 2005, and was the recipient of two 1993 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, and a 1994 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement. He has received fellowships from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN American Center. He studied with composer Philip Glass.

Everyone Company is a Dresden-based music-theater-dance company headed by American composer-choreographer John Moran and musical-director / ethnomusicologist Marieluise Herrmann, often working with dancers and musicians in Saxony/Germany to present theatrical portraits of real-life individuals and cultural situations. The work of Everyone Company is known for a peculiar technique in which performers synch to detailed, pre-constructed soundscapes of edited vocal recordings and accompanying sound-effects to create a kind of hyper-realistic presentation of normal, daily activities composed as musical, choreographic structures.