American Opera Projects and NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program Presents
The Stonewall Operas
May 19, 7:30pm
May 20, 8pm
Age 21+; 2 drink minimum.
Music by TJ Rubin; Libretto by Deepali Gupta
Music by Kevin Cummines; Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg
The Pomada Inn
Music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong; Libretto by Ben Bonnema
Music by Bryan Blaskie; Libretto by Seth Christenfeld
These four brand-new 30-minute operas are written and composed by alums of 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, 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.