Genre: Modern

Susan Oetgen – Composer/LibrettistTony Melone – Collaborative ComposerJenny Campbell – Director ConsultantZach Pizza – Lighting DesignerStephanie Sleeper – Costume ConsultantJennifer Furst – sopranoSara Murphy – mezzo-sopranoSusan Oetgen – sopranoTony Melone – pianoThe Saltwater Hotel is an epic bedtime underwater dream musical...a hero’s journey into the deep unknown to reclaim an original spark of inspiration...and a fable about taking the long way home. The idea for the piece came from a dream I had several years ago, in which I journeyed to the bottom of the ocean to a famous old hotel, a kind of holiday resort for souls on vacation from their earthly lives. As though the Star Wars Cantina had been transported to the Algonquin’s Oak Room, the Saltwater Hotel of my dream was alive with myth, magic and music - it was here that I encountered a charming chanteuse called La Sirenne, a mysterious mind-reader named Black Pearl and a cast of other wondrous underwater creatures.Susan Oetgen has been examining the complex relationship between art and war in a series of solo and collaborative music-theater projects about the US Marine Corps, including Command Voice, which premiered at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in 2010; Bazm-o-Razm, commissioned by the Brooklyn Philharmonic for the Music Off The Walls series at the Brooklyn Museum in 2008; and IED: Improvised Experimental Diva, which premiered at the inaugural Capitol Fringe Fest in Washington, DC in 2007 and was hailed by the Washington Post as “a perfect fringe experience.” Susan earned a Master of Music from Catholic University of America and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Susan is a recipient of a 2007 Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant and a 2010 Meet the Composer Creative Connections Grant.



Open:   06/16/12
Close:   06/17/12

06/16/12- 7:30
06/17/12- 7:30
Theater:   Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr.
Address:   199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10011
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