Archival footage from A Mardi-Gras Midsummer Night's Dream, conceived, adapted from Shakespeare, and directed by Mary Beth Easley.
Original music, traditional song arrangements, and music direction by Mark Bruckner (keyboards and percussion) ; Choreography by Mauria Brough. Featuring Douglas Howington as Puck; Levy Lee Simon as Oberon; Ayeje Feamster as Titania; and Kami Williams-Percinthe as Chanteuse.
Commissioned by the University of Iowa Department of Theater Arts for the International "Art to Enchant" Symposium.
"Was It Ever So Apparent We Need This Dialogue" from "Music for Clybourne Park;" directed by Mary Beth Easley.
Featuring hip-hop jazz by Mark Bruckner; and excerpts from archival recording of Lorraine Hansberry, speaking to the NY Times Editorial Board about housing discrimination and race in America. Produced at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.
"Fen Ghosts" - Music for Live Amplified Cello, Looper, and Bog Sounds by Mark Bruckner with Alyssa Jackson
Final tableaux from CUNY-Brooklyn College Theater Department's 2016 production of Fen by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Professor Mary Beth Easley. Produced at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.
Original Music, Sound Design, and Wearable Tech Design by Mark Bruckner, with Alyssa Jackson, co-composer and cellist.
Images from the CUNY-Brooklyn College Theater Department production of Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Professor Mary Beth Easley.
Excerpt of Music for Keyboard, Vibraphone, Hangdrum, Flute, and Lapwings, composed and performed by Mark Bruckner.
UNREST, a dance quartet created by Susan Dickson, Professor of Dance at the University of Iowa.
Original music for percussion, corrugated steel tubing, superballs, and 4-channel tape composed and performed by Mark Bruckner, using found instruments, bricolage, and sound sculptures crafted from industrial discards.
Commissioned by the University of Iowa Department of Dance and the Hancher Auditorium Dance Gala. (Video footage from dress rehearsal.)
Three excerpts from archival video of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical by Galt McDermott, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni. Produced by the University of Iowa Department of Theater Arts.
Music Direction, Arrangements, Conducting and Keyboard 1 - Mark Bruckner. Directed by Shelby Brammer: Choreographed by Professor Alan Sener.
Featuring undergraduate, graduate, and Equity actors from the University of Iowa, and greater Iowa City area.
Images from the CUNY-Brooklyn College Theater Department production of In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Professor Mary Beth Easley.
Excerpt of Music for Two Pianos Separated by One Door, written, performed and recorded by Mark Bruckner. Inspired by the music of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach.
Images from the CUNY-Brooklyn College Theater Department production of Jesus Hopped the "A" Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Professor Mary Beth Easley.
Excerpt from Dialogue for Trumpet and Percussion - composed by Mark Bruckner.
Nate Parker on Trumpet; Mark Bruckner on Conga.