Sunday May 19 , 7:00 pm
Monday, May 20, 8:00 pm
The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., Upstairs
Age 21+; $30 plus 2 drink minimum.
Roles: Hepcat (Nightlife) & Thyst ( The Community)
Music by TJ Rubin; Libretto by Deepali Gupta
Music by Kevin Cummines; Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg
The fourth entry in the collaboration between AOP and The NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Writing Program, “The Opera Writing Workshop” sees four teams of emerging opera writers examining the watershed Stonewall Riots on the eve of their 50th anniversary. These teams will craft half-hour long mini-operas to be performed at NYU and within the modern-day Stonewall Inn itself.
These four brand-new 30-minute operas are written and composed by alums of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, as part of the Advanced Opera Lab led by Randall Eng, Associate Arts Professor of GMTW, and Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor of Design for Stage & Film at Tisch. The operas are designed by Tisch students from the Design Department and choreographed by students from the Dance Department, directed by students from The New School's College of Performing Arts, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects. Some of the works are set on the night of the Stonewall uprising; others focus on Stonewall’s impact on societies as disparate as contemporary Ukraine and a post-apocalyptic 2418.