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Happenstance

Happenstance

 

Created by Caitlin Gallo & Jimmy Burgio

Written and Directed by Caitlin Gallo

Choreographed by Jimmy Burgio

Mark Osmundsen,Associate Choreographer

 

A dance play based on Missed Connections.

 

Setting

New York City - Early 2000’s.

 

Cast

The Mitra Company

Featuring Lisa Bettencourt

 

Scenes & Songs

“The Meet Cute”  - Full Company

“Act 1 Finale” - Full Company

 

Music

“So Close” Tom Misch

 

Caitlin Gallo (Writer/Director; Happenstance) Gallo’s work has been seen Off-Broadway in 2011 (Happenstance- Manhattan Movement and Arts Center), 2012 (8 Million Protagonists- PS 122) and 2013 (Singing Dixie: A Country Jukebox Musical- The 47th Street Theater). She and her creative partner, Jimmy Burgio are best known for their achievements in experimental forms of theater and their multi-media/platform collaborations with artists, companies and institutions. For their joint work in 2012 with global advertising agency Leo Burnett on the first ever crowd-sourced Off-Broadway play, they received multiple awards from Cannes, Clios, One Show, London International, Addys, and many more. Gallo’s writing can be seen on Thought Catalog, Buzzfeed and other online publications. Education: New School University (Musical Theater), The Second City LA (Improv/ Comedy Writing), and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Gallo is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and the Off-Broadway Theater Alliance (Awarded OBA Mentorship Program for 2013-2014). Last but certainly not least, Gallo’s a return Sound Bites finalist; previously her show Singing Dixie won the Audience Favorite award in 2013.


Jimmy Burgio (Concept/Choreography; Happenstance) Jimmy Burgio is an award-winning choreographer and the current Artistic Director of Mitra Dance Collective, a New York City based contemporary dance-theater company.  He has had two sold-out shows Off-Broadway (Happenstance and 8 Million Protagonists). His work in the show Singing Dixie: A Country Jukebox Musical by long-time collaborator Caitlin Gallo, went on to win Audience Favorite in Theater Now New York’s Sound Bites Festival in 2013. He has self-produced three dance films (“To Let It Go”, “Cloud 9”, and “Change”) in collaboration with Michael Gallo and Genesius Studios. His choreography and performance in the dance film “Tempo” by Carolina Vita has been screened in film festivals internationally. He is a former faculty member of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting as a member of their movement faculty, and was a curator and artist in residence at Dixon Place.

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