(of the 20th century)

photos by
Maria Baranova

“... 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.

Recent Performances:

PIT Festival (Porsgrunn, Norway)
June 16 - 17

Brygga Kultursal Festival (Halden, Norway)
June 12 - 13 

ArtsEmerson's Paramount Center (Boston, MA)
April 30 - May 3

Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)
March 20-22, 2015 

Redfern Arts Center (Keene, NH)
February 18, 2015 

Trinity College (Hartford, CT),
October 3-5, 2013

Russian Premiere:
Golden Mask Festival (Moscow),
March 17, 2013

World Premiere:
Arena Stage (Washington, DC), 
February 6-10, 2013

Columbia College (Chicago, IL), 
January 18-19, 2013

Workshop Production:
Baltimore Performance Kitchen,
November 25 - December 16, 2012 

The Grand Parade
by Marc Chagall


The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by Stacy Klein 
and co-created with ensemble actors Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman,
Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright, 
and Milena Dabova

The Grand Parade creative team also includes
Composer Alexander Bakshi

Sound and projection desiger Brian Fairley
Vocal and music director Lyudmila Bakshi

Furniture and wood designer Jeff Bird
Mask designer Beckie Kravetz
Puppet designer Carroll Durand
Lighting designer John Peitso

Technical director Adam Bright
Associate technical and lighting designer Andrew Todd
Costumiere Amanda Miller