Libretto by Isaac Mizrahi
Music by Nico Muhly
Choreography by John Heginbotham
With a cast of 8, Third Bird tells the story of a flying bluebird, a swimming duck, and a running ostrich and celebrates each of their unique strengths. The work was commissioned by Work & Process – an organization led by Producer Caroline Cronson and General Manager Duke Dang, that nurtures and champions new works, amplifies underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures, and offers audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Works & Process has previously worked with Isaac Mizrahi on a highly successful production of Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic Peter & The Wolf.
Commissioned by Works & Process Third Bird was developed in a Works & Process bubble residency at Catskill Mountain Foundation in Spring 2021, made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Music for Third Bird was made possible, in part by the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation. Third Bird will receive a Works & Process LaunchPAD residency at The Church, Sag Harbor in early December 2021. The Church and Guild Hall are collaborating on a community event around Third Bird. Third Bird will have its world premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum on June 3-5, 2022.
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