A bilingual Swedish/ English music theater piece due to premier in 2014, dream seminar / drömseminarium is based on the
poetry of Tomas Tranströmer and generated by a multi-national group of twenty artists.
A live radio opera set to premiere 2014, Under Milk Wood is produced in partership with Taliesin Arts Centre and Le Chien
qui chante using text of the radio play by Dylan Thomas and music by John Metcalff. This production is a live opera
experience which taps into the personal imaginitive richness of sitting beside a radio and entering a universe through the
A Model of Improvisation
The Companion Star Method
Companion Star is dedicated to the growth of music theater by challenging theater's traditional
relationships, cultivating diverse artists, and introducing new works to the public in dynamic and interactive environments.
Companion Star's productions are developed in a workshop-oriented system intended to dissolve
traditional boundaries between performers, musicians, producers, directors and other participants. This organic approach is designed
to produce fully integrated works in which every facet of the production, from initiation to completion, is shaped by ideas that
arise collectively from all participants.
Reaching beyond traditional theater personnel of actors, dancers and musicians, Companion Star's
productions involve physical and visual artists whose work is incorporated into both the presentation of the production and the story
itself. In keeping with Companion Star's collaborative approach to the performing arts, these artists are fully involved in every
phase of the production from conceptualization to presentation.
Companion Star's performances are staged in intimate venues arranged to bring the audience into
the performance space to create an environment that performers and the audience can inhabit together.
Funding the Dream
Global Open Challenge
GlobalGiving Fundraising Campaign for
September 1-30, 2013
Companion Star is thrilled to announce that GlobalGiving, the fundraising web site for
international projects, has awarded us an online fundraiser for dream seminar/ drömseminarium.
Click to visit our GlobalGiving page now.
For purposes of funding the final design for set, costumes, lighting and projections,
GlobalGiving has set a one-month fundraising goal of $10,000,
which must come from 40 unique donors. Should Companion Star reach our goal, dream seminar/ drömseminarium
will become an established project with GlobalGiving, providing us with the opportunity to draw on GlobalGiving's fundraising
resources through the planned premiere in August, 2014.
Great News! An anonymous individual has generously offered to match the first $1,000 donated to this fundraising campaign!
Please consider donating. No amount is too small and any amount will help us towards the required
40 unique donors.
In English and Swedish,
our bilingual work, based on the words of
contemporary Swedish poet
the music of composer
with libretto by
Pat Diamond & Kathleen Flynn,
includes an international cast of
two vocalists & twelve instrumentalists.
As with all of Companion Star's work,
collaboratively through improvisation.