||Nine Circles Chamber Theatre
Gil Morgenstern and Jonathan Levi
With the aim of developing new works and forging new relationships through the collaboration of authors, composers, musicians, directors, visual artists and performers, violinist Gil Morgenstern and writer Jonathan Levi founded Nine Circles Chamber Theatre. Taking inspiration from the nine circles of Dante’s Inferno, a staged version of which Morgenstern had performed in and Levi had produced, Nine Circles Chamber Theatre was created to combine the tools of theatre with the intimacy of chamber music.
Beginning with the December 2001 world premiere at New York’s 92nd Street Y of the chamber opera The Scrimshaw Violin, with music by Bruce Saylor to a libretto by Levi, Nine Circles has created and performed, in the United States and abroad, original stage productions for musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists that explore the relationship of words and music, harnessing the collaborative process of chamber music to generate memorable theatre.
For more information, please visit: www.ninecircles.org