by Brittany Bland
Using live projection and audio interviews, Smile puts the audience at the center of a Harlem-born photographers family archive.
Wonder/Wall is an exciting and new immersive video performance series. Performances will be approximately 15 minutes in duration, and will take place within Bay Street Theater’s courtyard, which will be converted into a newly envisioned outdoor performance space created especially for this compelling presentation.
Brittany Bland is a storyteller who has dedicated her life to the proliferation of empathy. As a projection designer for the stage, she has designed for theater, dance, and opera. Her work as a video artist often explores the ideas of legacy and memory. Brittany is interested in how media and technology can elevate those concepts and experiences. Originally from Atlanta, she holds a BA in Technical Theater and Production from Catawba College and an MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama. Her recent design credits include Songs For A New World (NYU); Dozen Dreams (En Garde Arts); Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine (St Louis Rep); Stupid Fucking Bird (Barnard); Cuttin Up (Classical Theater of Harlem); Rage (Quinnipiac University); Florencia en el Amazonas (Shubert Theater); Alice (Yale University Theater); Black History Museum (Here Arts Center); and Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theater).
The 2021 Summer Season is made possible, in part, by the New York State Assembly, New York State Council of the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, and Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning. Sponsors include, but are not limited to: Advantage Title Air Hamptons, Baron’s Cove, Brown Harris Stevens, Blue Nectar Tequila, Channing Daughters, Corcoran / Mala Sander, Crescendo Designs, Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology, First Coastal, Grenning Gallery, Hamptons Doc Fest, Jane Holden Brown Harris Stevens, Kulka, Monkey in Paradise Vodka, Oza Sabbeth Architects, Peconic Landing, Propane Depot, Sotheby’s, Staller Center, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, The Awning Company, The Macallan, and Unlimited Earth Care.