at Gateway Playhouse
Isabella Rossellini will headline in this one-night only show in support of the Gateway.
On this festive evening, she will perform selections from her ever-popular Sundance Channel series MAMMAS about maternal instinct in animals. Since 2008 Isabella has conceived, written, and directed several short comical films about animal behaviors.
Joining in the fun will be an array of artists and performers hand selected by Ms. Rossellini and the artistic team of The Gateway to celebrate and raise funds for the longest legacy of theater on Long Island. Artist Bios
Renowned poet Christopher Knowles will read selections from his latest works, illustrator and film animator Hugo Guiness will screen some of his wonderful films, and “artist of light” Lia Chavez will perform an amazing display. Nadia Quinn of this summer’s Field and Forest performance at Isabella’s Farm will perform her original songs from her recent sold out show at Feinstein’s 54 Below.
Rounding out the evening will be the return of a number of Broadway and Film Stars who have recently appeared on the Gateway Stage including Brandi Burkhardt and Ryan K. Bailer (The Sound of Music), Marina Pires (On Your Feet), Lukas Poost (Kinky Boots) and Moeisha McGill (Rent, Memphis).
Join us on this wonderful evening of Song, Art, Words, Film and Conversation in celebration of The Gateway, Long Island’s oldest professional theater. PREMIUM TICKET includes a post-show reception with the artists.
Her work has been hailed as “mesmerizing” (The New York Times), “stunning…dream-like” (Artnet), “sensual and ocular…incredibly profound…an entirely new type of visceral experience” (Whitewall Magazine), “a snapshot of the artist’s interior world at a singular moment in time, much like a photograph captures the external world” (Fast Company), "an exploration of how human consciousness can itself become an art material" (The Wall Street Journal), “primal, violent, frightening, and utterly, utterly hypnotic” (BBC), and “the future of immersive experiences” (The Creators Project by Vice).
Whether meditating in the caves of the Himalayas, presenting artwork at renowned venues such as the Tate, or collaborating with cognitive neuroscientists in the lab, Chavez is passionate about crafting compelling encounters with physical light that usher in deeper forms of enlightenment. Her critically acclaimed performances and interactive installations have harnessed the power of emerging science and technology to ask probing questions about the nature of mystical experience, scientific discovery, and the timeless challenge of balancing mental awareness with embodied existence.
She has been the subject of exhibitions in venues as diverse as the Venice Biennale, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and pastoral landscape in eastern Long Island, New York. She has been a featured presenter at numerous events, including the Creative Time Summit and The Wall Street Journal Future of Everything Festival. She is the recipient of major commissions from The Armory Show and Art Production Fund. She has been a Fellow in Visual Cultures at Oxford University and holds a Master’s Degree in Photography and Master of Philosophy in Visual Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she currently serves as a visiting researcher in the neuroscience of creativity.