... a vivid imagination must be at the crux of building a mythology for our time.
— Stacy Klein

The Grand Parade depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war, and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections, and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. Time both shrinks and expands as the 20th century unfolds in a dream-like rush of juxtapositions that include the ecstasy of landing on the moon, the frenzy of war, the skilled escapes of Houdini, the atomic bomb, Kennedy's assassination, and Hitler's brutalization of Europe.

 
 

Selected Reviews:

HA- naer og viktig, Norway:
Hundre år på seksti minutter
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ArtsFuse, Boston:
History as an Imaginative Pageant
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American Theatre Magazine:
Rushing the Gates of Heaven

 

Grand Parade Tours:

  • February 4 - 7, 2016
    Peak Performances at MSU  (Montclair, NJ)
  • June 16 - 17, 2015
    PIT Festival (Porsgrunn, Norway)
  • June 12 - 13, 2015
    Brygga Kultursal Festival  (Halden, Norway)
  • April 30 - May 3, 2015
    ArtsEmerson's Paramount Theatre (Boston, MA)
  • March 20 - 22, 2015
    Contemporary Arts Center (Keene, NH) 
  • February 18, 2015
    Redfern Arts Center  (Keene, NH)
  • October 3 - 5, 2013
    Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
  • March 17, 2013
    Golden Mask Festival  (Moscow, Russia)
  • February 6 - 10, 2013
    World Premiere: Arena Stage  (Washington, DC)
  • January 18 - 19, 2013
    Previews: Columbia College (Chicago, IL) 
  • November 25 - December 16, 2012
    Workshop Production: Baltimore Performance Kitchen

Creative Team: 
The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by Stacy Klein. Co-created and performed by Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright, Milena Dabova. Composed by Alexander Bakshi. Sound and projection design by Brian Fairley. Music and vocal direction by Lyudmila Bakshi. Technical design and direction by Adam Bright. Wood scenery design by Jeff Bird. Mask design by Beckie Kravetz. Costumiere Amanda Miller. Puppet design by Carroll Durand, Sarah Cormier, Nancy Milliken. Lighting design by John Peitso.

 
 
THE GRAND PARADE AND ITS TOURING IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS' NATIONAL THEATER PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION.

THE GRAND PARADE AND ITS TOURING IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS' NATIONAL THEATER PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION.

FUNDED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

FUNDED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.