The Circling Universe

How do you take an old-fashioned art form like the classical oratorio and turn it into a vibrant piece of contemporary theater? Join composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt, founder of Maestra Music, and director Schele Williams (“Motown: The Musical”) as they do exactly that. Using poems, texts from a variety of the world’s holy books, bits of public speeches and reclaimed hymns, Stitt musically examines religion as both divider and unifier. Our semester will focus on bringing the piece into a theatrical space—how are the ancient and modern communicating through orchestrations, dance, video projections, and physicality?



S01 — Georgia Stitt + Schele Williams

Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM


Georgia Stitt