(of the 20th century)

Upcoming performances:

Feb 18
Redfern Arts Center in Keene, NH
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March 20-22
Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA
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April 30 - May 3
ArtsEmerson's Paramount Theater in Boston, MA 
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Norway (more info coming soon!) 

photos by
Maria Baranova

“It all started with a question. How would we write a mythology of our time? We began with the recent past – the 20th Century – and the paintings of Marc Chagall”
– Stacy Klein

The Grand Parade depicts a mythology of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by visual artist 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. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television, and photography. 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 among others. The Grand Parade is about individual and collective experience of a period of history in which people developed knowledge that produced both great development and massive destruction. It is a work of memory, memorial, and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.

Recent Performances:

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