Valeria Vasilevski
Commissions/Premieres






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Writer/Director for (under)COVER GIRLS

By Mabou Mines as Writer/Dramaturg for Reimagining The Imaginary Invalid.

By Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust/Composer Librettist Grant to collaborate with composer Frances White in the creation of a chamber opera for the voice of Kristin Norderval, called She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew premiered at Pen and Brush in New York (October, 2004) with performances in Barcelona (November, 2004), Norway (December 2004), New York (June 2005, July 2005), Vienna (February, 2006) and Amsterdam (April, 2006).

By NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) to write a Madrigal Comedy, collaborating with composer Eric Salzman, to be premiered by The Western Wind. The work is entitled: Jukebox in the Tavern of Love.

By Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and Greenwall Foundation to collaborate with composer Randall Woolf in the creation of the trilogy Jitters for pianist Kathleen Supové. Jitters consists of 1) Voice Male which explores the effects of technology on music and other performing arts; 2) Brain Storm, based on the moment when the composer was diagnosed with two blood clots on his brain; and 3) Sutra Sutra which combines the String (in Sanskrit "sutra") Theory of Quantum Physics with the mystical teachings (sutras) of the Buddha. Premiered June, 2002 at the Flea Theater.

By pianist Anthony de Mare for a collaboration with composer Randall Woolf on a solo work for piano and voice of Mr. de Mare. Limbs Akimbo premiered at HERE in May of 2001.

By Harvestworks to direct The Technophobe and The Madman, the first music/theater piece created specifically for Internet2. It premiered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University simultaneously in February 2001.

By Dance Theater Workshop to collaborate with composer Pam Patrick and choreographer Pat Hall to create text for (under) Cover Girls which premiered at DTW in February 1999.

By Sequitur to collaborate with composer Randall Woolf to write text for string quartet, voice and dj. The Trick is to Keep Breathing premiered at Merkin Concert Hall in February 1998.

By Pittsburg New Music Ensemble to collaborate with composer Randall Woolf. BYOD, an infomercial for chamber ensemble, was premiered in Pittsburgh in 1998.

By Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, composer/librettist grant, to collaborate with composer Eric Salzman and vocalist and co-creater, Theo Bleckmann on the creation of a new opera, The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz which premiered in Amsterdam and toured Holland in 1997.

By the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to collaborate with composer Lawrence Siegel on an oratorio, Village Store Verbatim, which premiered in NH in 1991 and was aired on New England Public Television, November, 1994.

By the (National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Music Theater/Independent Artist Grant to complete a small scale opera called ALLOS MAKAR, happy in a different way. OK. ALLOS MAKAR showcased in Bellagio, Italy with choreographer Bill T. Jones. 1989.

By the National Endowment for the Arts, Interarts and Dance Theater Workshop to collaborate with choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and her Urban Bush Women and composers Tiye Giraud and Edwina Lee Tyler on Song Of Lawino, based on the work of Ugandan poet, Okot p'Bitek. Song Of Lawino premiered at DTW in 1987 and 1988, toured the US and was guest at the International Festival of Theater in London.

By the National Endowment for the Arts, Opera Music Theater Grant to Independent Artists to collaborate with Ruth Maleczech and composers R.I.P.Hayman and Ned Sublet on a music theater work about censorship called Fire Works. Guest at The O'Neill Opera Conference, 1985. Premiered at Theater For The New City in 1986.

By the New York Shakespeare Festival to translate Polish Underground poems and songs and create Censored! a Polish Cabaret presented at the Public Theater in 1981.


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