Over the past 18 years, Geoff Lazlo’s cooking career has taken him from Alice Waters’ kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, to Blue Hill at Stone Barns in the lower HudsonValley, and to Gramercy Tavern in New York City, where he was sous chef for five years.
In 2012, his family returned home to Connecticut, where he serived as Executive Chef of Westport’s leFarm and The Whelk. In 2015, Lazlo founded Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, CT. Lazlo received a “Very Good” rating from the New York Times. Accolades include Most Innovative Chef 2016 at Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, and Best Chef 2018,Best American Restaurant 2018, and Best Brunch 2018 from Connecticut Magazine. Lazlo’s microbrew won first place in the 2017 Hudson Valley Farmhouse Ale competition.
Benediction by Claire Messud
Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of six works of fiction including her most recent novel, The Burning Girl, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.
EVENTS: July 21st
Sumire Hirotsuru, Violinist
Violinist Sumire Hirotsuru, born in Oita, Japan, has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. She often performs with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, has recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy series, and has served as a co-concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. She founded Smilee Entertainment LLC in 2018 and has published her first book in Japan on February 15th, 2019.
EVENTS: July 21
Randy Polumbo, Visual Artist
Randy Polumbo lives and works in New York City and Joshua Tree, California as a visual artist, master builder, and designer. A graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art, his work has been exhibited internationally. He has exhibited recently at Coachella, Bombay Beach Biennale, Bass Museum in Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach and Burning Man. Recent exhibits include Steven Kasher Gallery, Imago Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, BoxoFFICE, and High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA.
Find his work on site at the Festival!
Jen Catron + Paul Outlaw
Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw take "the experience economy" to the next level, drawing on culture of extreme excess, using mechanical automations, video, painting, photography, and performance to create immersive experiences, inviting audiences to enter a world of hyper-reality, apprehension and hope battle with Apollonian and Dionysian beliefs, death and life, exaltation and grotesque.
Alabama-based Paul Outlaw and Illinois-based Jen Catron began collaborating at Cranbrook Academy of Art, near Detroit. The Brooklyn-based duo has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NY Mag, Vogue, Art in America and online publications such as Paper Mag, Art21, artnet, Blouin Artinfo, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Flavorwire, Gothamist, and Huffington Post. They’ve been featured on Chopped and the Food Network’s Eat Street TV.
Caroline Miller, Soprano
Praised for her clear and expansive voice as well as her fire onstage, Caroline is involved in new opera and bringing music and opera to new audiences. She has extensive experience in operetta and theater which makes her an incredibly exciting performer.
As a co-founder of The Pleiades Project, she has helped bring female artists of many backgrounds together to make short films and collaborative projects.
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators in the world. Finds us @pilobolus: facebook - instagram - youtube - twitter #pilobolus