T-Roy Martin Emmy Bean Chris Schoen Lucia Mier Y Teran Romero Jennifer Roehm
Kristin Davis, Director Charles Worth, Music Director Kate Holst Test, Producer Jennifer McClendon, Production Manager Jeffrey Bivens, Set and Projection Designer Julia Williams, Props Designer Jayita Bhattacharya, Movement Director
Charles Worth, Piano Ruth McCormack, Violin Matt Test, Percussion
THRILLING COMPOSITIONAL SKILLS...TEST’S SCORE-FILLED WITH JARRING YET INEVITABLE PROGRESSIONS THROUGH HARMONICS AND INTERVALS AS DARING AS BRITTEN’S OR SONDHEIM’S-CONSISTANTLY DAZZLES...
— JUSTIN HAYFORD, CHICAGO READER
Down: A Gravity Opera
Roger Babson loves America and hates Gravity. But he’s standing on a cliff overlooking a new manifest destiny, and it’s a long way down to election day. A stump speech operetta about rising, falling, and the limits of urgency.
First workshopped as part of the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival, February 22nd, 2015, with the following performers:
Casey Cunningham Jeffrey Garceau Rob Grabowski Jenny Magnus Lucia Mier y Teran Romero Beau O’Reilly Taran O’Reilly Briavael O’Reilly Jennifer Roehm Allison Shoemaker Vicki Walden
T-Roy Martin as Roger Babson
Thinking Outside the Magician's Box: A Saw Opera
Think outside the Magician's Box
All Utopias Fail: A Garden Opera
Produced by The Black Thumb Orchestra
BTO is a collaborative performance group involving musicians, writers, theater artists, growers, and the environment itself, natural and built. BTO’s performances draws inspiration and artistic vision from its performance spaces -- gardens, perhaps, or apartment windows, loading docks, rooftops -- carefully considering the cultural geography and history of the space within the community. BTO aims to start conversations, not finish them.
All Utopias Fail: A Short Opera Devised by The Black Thumb Orchestra