|Colleen Porter Fellow Saskia Lane|
Meet 2020/21 Colleen Porter Resident Saskia Lane
Brooklyn-based SASKIA LANE is a Juilliard-trained bassist, composer, performer, director and educator whose work spans many genres. Currently, Saskia along with librettist Zoe Palmer, is composing her third immersive music theater work for babies, AMMAMMA, commissioned by and premiering at Carnegie Hall in fall 2020. She is also developing a new music theater piece for audiences 7 & up, THE SWEETEST LIFE, which will be presented in workshop at Joe’s Pub in New York in the new year.
Saskia appears each summer at the Salzburg Festival in the celebrated annual production of Jedermann and this winter she will continue to tour her show, BIRDHEART, co-created with director/designer Julian Crouch. In addition to traveling to the Far East, she had the honor of performing the piece for the Dalai Lama in Belgium. Since 2010, Saskia has been a member of the noted theater company, Checkov at Lake Lucille, as performer and composer, which just released a feature film of The Seagull, titled Anton’s Week, currently showing in theaters across Europe and the States. Her work has received residencies at The New Victory Theater, BRIC, Park Avenue Armory, Watermill and St. Ann’s Puppet Lab.