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About the Show


Created by Jessica Grindstaff & Erik Sanko
Directed by Sophie Hunter
Conceived in collaboration with David Harrington/Kronos Quartet
Developed with Tony Taccone
Video Design by Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty
Costumes by threeASFOUR
Recorded Performance by Kronos Quartet
Additional Music by Skeleton Key
Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann
In Association with Beth Morrison Projects

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Access to Artistic Excellence program.

69°S. is a co-production of Grand Theatre Groningen/Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival en Noord Nederlands Toneem and co-commissioned by Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College; Arts Centre of Melbourne, Australia and Victoria College of the Arts; and EMPAC/Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Additional residency development provided by Mass MoCA and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Additional funding provided by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Production design support provided by The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

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About the Artists


The New York City-based Phantom Limb Company has been critically acclaimed for its reinvention of traditional theatrical forms, such as marionette puppetry, in order to probe issues of contemporary life and modern consciousness. Erik Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff are founders, co-creators and directors of PLC.


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Phantom Limb Company

Phantom Limb's Antarctica Blog

Where to see 69°S.

Phantom Limb & the National Science Foundation

Jessica Grindstaff

Erik Sanko

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