Meredith Monk celebrated her 50th year as an artist in 2014-2015, which included an appointment for the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. In the late seventies, she formed Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. Among her many operas and music-theatre works are On Behalf of Nature, mercy and Songs of Ascension (both with the artist Ann Hamilton), Quarry, Education of the Girlchild, and Vessel .
Bonnie Marranca is the author of three volumes of criticism, Performance Histories, Ecologies of Theatre, and Theatrewritings. She has also edited several play anthologies and essay collections.