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Meet Karen Getz!

Posted August 12th, 2008

Last Thursday, Festival donors, friends, and staff gathered for our final Meet the Artist event of the season—this time, we met Karen Getz, creator of Disco Descending. We had the delight of watching the cast rehearse a few sections of this sequel to the 2006 Live Arts hit, Suburban Love Songs. They did the hustle and a new move called the Betty Crocker (what could that be?!) Karen explained that the piece is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, most of which takes place in Hades, or what we refer to in the modern era as Hell. What better a place to set the scene, Karen thought, than a disco? Or more specifically, a disco inferno. And so the piece was born. Click here to learn more about this show, or buy tickets.

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Karen marks a move with her actors. Photo by Bill Hebert.

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Jen Childs and Pete Pryor

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Karen and the cast

Photos by Bill Hebert