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February 22, 2006

UMBC Presents Gertrude Stein’s Ida; a novel

March 15 & 16, 2006
8 pm
UMBC Theatre

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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IdaOn March 15th and 16th at 8 pm in the UMBC Theatre, Gertrude Stein’s Ida; a novel, will be read, narrated and performed by Wendy Salkind, with a sound score composed by Linda Dusman.

This performance of the early section of the novel presents two characters: Ida, and the narrator of Ida’s story. Through dream-like imagery and wit, these characters merge in the telling of Ida’s creation of her dual identity and her struggle with her private and public self.

The performance will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by an audience talk-back with composer and performer.

Wendy Salkind is an actor whose performances of Play and Not I at international festivals established her reputation as a performer of the works of Samuel Beckett. As Associate Artist of the Maryland Stage Company she performed major roles in plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, Genet and Pinter, among others. She previously performed Façade with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and she directed Stein’s play Listen to Me. More recently she performed in two awarding-winning independent films, Cleave and Holy Water. Associate Professor Salkind chairs the Department of Theatre at UMBC, where she teaches acting and the Alexander Technique.

Composer and sound artist Linda Dusman’s works have been performed and installed throughout the United States, and in Europe, Asia, and South America. She is the recipient of grants and awards from the Swiss Women’s Music Forum, the American Composers Forum, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Ucross Foundation, and most recently received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in the visual Arts: Media category. Her music is available on the Neuma, Capstone, and Maximalist Music labels. Professor Dusman chairs the Department of Music at UMBC and teaches music theory and composition.

Admission is free.

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Posted by tmoore at February 22, 2006 3:47 PM