Joseph will give a talk and performance and have a public conversation with Angela Ledgerwood in this year’s 2nd installment of PEN DIY at Ace Hotel in NYC.
Building on oral traditions, parables, and the rich history of artists as unpretentious makers, PEN DIY celebrates how literature can be approachable yet unexpected, and how it can help us make sense of our lives. PEN is thrilled to welcome Joseph Keckler for the second installment of PEN’s fall DIY season. – See more here.
I am an Opera ran for 4 nights in September at the Fijnhout Theatre in conjunction with the Amsterdam Fringe Festival’s 10th season; Joseph was invited back to the festival as “Best of the Fringe” and also gave a concert in Düsseldorf.
Dave Malloy’s Preludes at Lincoln Center’s LCT3 extended through August 2nd!
“Played and Sung Beautifully”– The New York Times
“Sexy and Certain”– The New Yorker
“A swoony performance”– Variety
“Suberb Vocalist”– Talkin’ Broadway
“Dazzlingly Sung”– Huffington Post
“Expressive Bass Baritone Rumble”-- The Hollywood Reporter
“Played and Sung to the Hilt“– Deadline
Preludes stars Gabriel Ebert, center left, as Rach, and Joseph Keckler, right, as Chaliapin, the Russian opera singer, with Nikki M. James, far left, and Eisa Davis, at the Claire Tow Theater. Credit Tina Fineberg for The New York Times
Joseph is currently playing Chaliapin in Dave Malloy’s new music theater piece, Preludes, directed by Rachel Chavkin and playing at Lincoln Center Theater. The New York Times reviewed the show here.
The show has been extended through August 2nd.
Joseph’s work will be featured in Mirror: Mirrored, a new edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that features related works by 27 contemporary artists. Other artists include Carrie Mae Weems, John Kelly, DJ Spooky, and Kiki Smith. In addition to an image in the book, Joseph will be creating a new video based on The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, which will be triggered by a code displayed in the book.