The Wedding Dress, by Nelson Rodrigues, is the story of two sisters, one man and a car accident. The plot jumps from the present reality to the past, also dabbling in the imagination of the confused main character. It is known as Brazil’s greatest playwright because the plot was revolutionary for Brazil in 1942. It changed how theatre was presented there.
Rebecca Holderness is not only a director and teacher, but a choreographer as well. At UW-Milwaukee, she has taught voice, movement, acting and directing at various levels. Her research and teaching are centered on “New Work.”
“New Work” is a phrase that embodies premier works, radical interpretation of classic works and performances that fall outside the traditional disciplines. It focuses on four specific areas: creation of original content, reinvention of classic works, training of the artists who prepare to perform and developing audiences or venues that support “New Work.”
Holderness was honored for “amplifying an boldly invigorating the performance scene in Milwaukee” as one of four finalists for the Stage Director and Choreographer Society’s 2013 “Zelda Fichandler” Award.