The Spotlight’s on… Rinde Eckert

wordpress-orpheusx11.jpgOrpheus X author, composer, and performer Rinde Eckert is no stranger to playing many roles. For more than twenty years, he has written, composed, performed, and directed works in opera, dance, film, and new music theatre. His pieces have toured throughout America, and have been presented at major festivals in Europe and Asia.

Among his many honors, Eckert is the 2009 recipient of The Alpert Award in the Arts for his contributions to theatre, and finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Orpheus X, in addition to many OBIE, Lortel, and Drama Desk awards and nominations. His work for the theatre has been produced by American Repertory Theatre, The Foundry Theatre, Culture Project, Center Stage in Baltimore, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and others.

For more on Rinde Eckert, check out videos of his work on his YouTube channel. Also, listen to his interview on WNYC’s Soundcheck focusing on another recent work, Horizon. Eckert will appear again on Soundcheck on Friday, December 11 to discuss Orpheus X. Tune in to WNYC, or become a fan on Facebook for a link to the show.