Here is the trailer of our new play:
🍃🌹I am the utterance of my name: Divining Mary Magdalene 🌹🍃
A music-theater piece untangling and illuminating the many surrounding beliefs, myths, contradictions, iconography, and decrees, in search of Magdalene and the meaning of her radical Gospel.
Silenced as an apostle, framed as a prostitute, portrayed as the wife, mythologized as a hermit and tantric priestess, exalted as Goddess, Mary Magdalene has always been controversial and dangerous to the status quo.
Drawing from ancient texts, artworks, contemporary scholarship, and representations in contemporary culture,
Sylvia Milo’s portrayal creates a prismatic image of Mary Magdalene in seven apparitions. Nathan Davis - composer | percussionist performs the rich musical score live onstage using instruments both ancient and modern – hammered dulcimer, harmonium, and hand drums – interweaving the sound design with field recordings from sites significant to the myths. A radiant video projection design and choreography expand the space — and our understanding of this essential story.
Created and performed by playwright/actress Sylvia Milo and composer/percussionist Nathan Davis, Magdalene: Utterance of my name, is their second collaboration after the critically acclaimed play, The Other Mozart about the forgotten genius sister of Amadeus. https://utteranceofmyname.com/
Created and Performed by Sylvia Milo and Nathan Davis
Directed, Script by Sylvia Milo
Music and Sound Design by Nathan Davis
Movement Director: Janice Orlandi
Choreographer: Natalie Lomonte
Additional Movement: Joanna Kotze
Video and Projection Design: Monica Duncan
Dramaturg: Jess Applebaum
Costume Design: INNI Magdalena Dąbrowska (Leaf dress and hood by Carlotta Frascara)
Lighting Design: Nick Houfek
Stage Manager, Hair and makeup: Kodi Lynn Milburn
Projectionist: Christine Sikking
Produced by Little Matchstick Factory
Raise the roofs of carriages! The Other Mozart is back on the road ☕️🥄🎶🎹
With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smell of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, ✨The Other Mozart ✨ creates a multi-sensual experience and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight — but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story 📜✒️
Join us to experience Nannerl’s untold story 🎟tickets at https://theothermozart.com/upcoming-performances
Opening Nights at Florida State University
NC State LIVE
SUNY Oswego - ARTSwego
Midland Center for the Arts
Created, written, and performed by Sylvia Milo
Directed by Isaac James Byrne
Music Composed by Nathan Davis - composer | percussionist & @Phyllis Chen
Costume Designed by INNI Magdalena Dąbrowska & Miodrag Guberinic
Period Style Movement Director: Janice Orlandi
Lighting Design by @Joshua Rose
Stage Manager: Kodi Lynn Milburn
This past year we were able to share Nannerl’s story across the US and world!
Thank you to everyone who joined us in North Carolina (Comma Performing Arts Center), Arizona (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts), Massachusetts (The Clark), Germany (Mozarthaus St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee), Texas (OPAS), and Chicago (The Arts Club of Chicago) 💕
Happy New Year 🎊
From the creators of The Other Mozart.
World Premiere in just two weeks at Morris Museum! Learn more below.
Magdalene: Utterance of my name
“Silenced as an apostle and framed as a prostitute, the manipulation of Mary Magdalene’s story was meant to undermine women’s leadership centuries ago, and its effects still shape our reality today.” —Sylvia Milo