Dayna Hanson

Gloria's CauseDec 2-Dec 5, 2010

Dayna Hanson

$20 Merrill Wright Mainstage

Iconic and not-so-iconic moments from the Revolutionary War come together in a dance-driven, documentary-infused rock musical by Dayna Hanson. Created with Dave Proscia and Peggy Piacenza, this new work takes a layered, colorful and gritty look at the roots of America’s inequities. Doubling as a live band, the show’s multi-talented cast also includes Maggie Brown, Jim Kent, Wade Madsen, Paul Matthew Moore, Pol Rosenthal and Jessie Smith. 

Hanson was one of the original founders of 33 Fainting Spells, a company that gained notoriety nationwide from 1994-2006 for their highly conceptual blend of dance and theater. In her post-33 Fainting Spells career, Hanson has received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), created an evening-length performance (2006’s We Never Like Talking About The End) and directed several short films.

Gloria’s Cause is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by OtB in partnership with Under the Radar and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information:

Support for Gloria’s Cause also comes from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Performance Prospectus: A complete guide to Dayna Hanson

Gloria's Cause was filmed for and is now available for Stream or Download.

Dec 16, 2010
Following the close of Gloria's Cause its been announced that Dayna Hanson has been chosen as 1 of 50 artists in the US to receive $50,000 from the United States Artists Fellowship. The grant will go towards the production of Improvement Club, a "...

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