Half Straddle / Tina Satter

Half Straddle is an Obie Award-winning, Brooklyn-based performance group that creates plays, performances, videos, and music written and directed by Tina Satter. The group’s work sets up performative laboratories that feature original text, music, and stylized frameworks that slyly deconstruct the preconceived.

The company includes composer Chris Giarmo, lighting designer Zack Tinkelman, and performers Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Emily Davis, Erin Markey, and Julia Sirna-Frest.

Half Straddle’s most recent full-length show, Seagull (Thinking of you), premiered in January 2013 in New York City as part of PS122’s COIL Festival, following developmental residencies at MASS MoCA, the New Museum, and Abrons Art Center. It tours to France and Croatia throughout Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Away Uniform had its European premiere at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2013. Upcoming work include a new piece premiering at The Kitchen in January 2015 called Ancient Lives.

Half Straddle / Tina Satter


Work-in-Progress Residency, March 4 – 9, 2014

GHOST RINGS, a project by Half Straddle, will be a fully sung-through piece with original music by Chris Giarmo in collaboration with Erin Markey, and concept, lyrics, and text by Tina Satter.

It features performers Erin Markey and Kristen Sieh, who play strange sisters interacting in existential communion with their spirit animals.

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