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Dargel’s “THE THREE CHRISTS” receives a 2013 Creative Capital Award in Performing Arts


The Three Christs is a 90-minute music-theater piece by composer/lyricist Corey Dargel inspired by true stories of people who believe they are Jesus Christ. It takes a sideways look at the concept of fundamental beliefs. The Three Christs distorts and transforms real-life case studies of psychiatric patients with Messianic delusions by incorporating Christian gay-rehabilitation therapy sessions, visions of the Virgin Mary and a psychologist who, it turns out, may be as delusional as his patients. The piece is scored for four singers (including Dargel) and the amplified chamber ensemble, Newspeak (clarinet, electric guitar, electric drums, vibraphone, keyboard, violin and cello). Contributing artists also include playwright Honor Molloy and stage director Emma Griffin.


creativecapitalCreative Capital announces its 2013 project grants in the categories of Emerging Fields, Literature and the Performing Arts, representing a total of 46 funded projects by 66 artists hailing from 17 states and Puerto Rico. The 2013 grantees were selected through an open-call, three-phase application process from a pool of more than 2,700 applicants. Creative Capital’s investment in each project includes up to $50,000 in direct financial support (disbursed at key points over the life of each project), plus more than $40,000 in advisory services, making our total 2013 investment more than $4,140,000.

The 2013 Creative Capital awardees are as follows:

Emerging Fields
Juan William Chávez, St. Louis, MO
Julia Christensen, Oberlin, OH
Design 99 (Mitch Cope & Gina Reichert), Detroit, MI
Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young), Los Angeles, CA
Ghana ThinkTank (John Ewing, Maria del Carmen Montoya & Christopher Robbins), Roxbury, MA
Nick Hallett & Shana Moulton, Ridgewood, NY
Natalie Jeremijenko, New York, NY
Maryam Keshavarz & Roya Rastegar, Los Angeles, CA
Ali Momeni, Pittsburgh, PA
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Chicago, IL
Susan Robb, Seattle, WA
Chemi Rosado-Seijo, San Juan, PR
Steve Rowell, Los Angeles, CA
Gregory Sale, Phoenix, AZ
Miriam Simun, New York, NY
Elaine Tin Nyo, New York, NY
Quintan Ana Wikswo, Los Angeles, CA

Jessica Anthony, Portland, ME
Jen Bervin, Brooklyn, NY
John McManus, Norfolk, VA
Maggie Nelson, Los Angeles, CA
Srikanth Reddy, Chicago, IL
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, New York, NY

Performing Arts
Kyle Abraham, Brooklyn, NY
luciana achugar, Brooklyn, NY
Jesse Bonnell, Brooklyn, NY
Taylor Ho Bynum, New Haven, CT
Wally Cardona, Brooklyn, NY
Jace Clayton, Brooklyn, NY
Complex Movements (Carlos Garcia, Invincible, Wesley Taylor & Waajeed), Detroit, MI
Corey Dargel, Brooklyn, NY
Degenerate Art Ensemble (Joshua Kohl & Haruko Nishimura), Seattle, WA
DD Dorvillier, New York, NY
Faye Driscoll, Brooklyn, NY
Michelle Ellsworth, Boulder, CO
Trajal Harrell, New York, NY
Emily Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
Dohee Lee, Oakland, CA
Miwa Matreyek, Los Angeles, CA
Neal Medlyn, Brooklyn, NY
Mondo Bizarro (Millicent Johnnie, Sean LaRocca & Nick Slie), New Orleans, LA
Queen GodIs & Makeda Thomas, Brooklyn, NY
The TEAM (Jessica Almasy, Rachel Chavkin, Matt Hubbs & Libby King), Brooklyn, NY
Arturo Vidich & Daniel Wendlek, Brooklyn, NY
Wakka Wakka Productions (Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage & Gwendolyn Warnock), Brooklyn, NY
Holcombe Waller, Portland, OR

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