Singer, writer, and multimedia creator Joseph Keckler often zeroes in on moments of daily life and spins them into absurd and affecting underworld voyages. Joined by an intimate musical ensemble, he will share new pieces and highlights of his work in a concert presentation that “dances between comedy, commentary, and communion”. Keckler was in residence at the Historic Asolo Theater during an 2021, and returns for a live Sarasota premiere as part of the 2022-2023 Art of Performance season. Keckler’s singular talent juxtaposes contemporary operatic musical virtuosity with ludicrously delightful narratives.
He has been hailed as “a major vocal talent [whose] range shatters the conventional boundaries... with a trickster’s dark humor” by The New York Times, the "best downtown performance artist" in New York by The Village Voice, and "hardly human" by The Observer.
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