Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Joseph Keckler

I, as an Opera

October 31, 2013

Joseph Keckler

Called "Tantalizing...dynamic... with magnetism and poise so high that he seems to have been born onstage" by the Village Voice, Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician, writer, and interdisciplinary artist whose image rich, humorous performances elevate the banal to operatic intensity. His concerts and performance pieces have been presented by SXSW Music, The New Museum, Joe's Pub, Afterglow, BAM Fischer Center in conjunction with Issue Project Room, Amsterdam's Bellevue Theatre, and many other venues in the U.S. and Europe. He was awarded a 2012 Franklin Furnace Grant as well as a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work. He was recently featured as a guest performer on BBC America's The Nerdist . His latest piece, I am an Opera, was commissioned by Dixon Place. 

Supported by UMS - the University Musical Society and River Gallery.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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