Thomas Paine in Violence

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm

I’ll be playing piano and singing for most of November. If you’re in the neighboring apartment, I apologize. Otherwise, I promise you’re going to love this new look.  There are 10 chances to catch Thomas Paine in Violence presented by HERE Arts Center in association with thingNY.  Tickets start at $25. Get them HERE!

HERE Presents
Thomas Paine in Violence

Mon. Nov. 6 – 8:30pm
Tue. Nov. 7 – 8:30pm
Thu. Nov. 9 – 8:30pm
Fri. Nov. 10 – 8:30pm
Sat. Nov. 11 – 8:30pm
Sun. Nov. 12 – 8:30pm
Wed. Nov. 15 – 8:30pm
Thu. Nov. 16 – 8:30pm
Fri. Nov. 17 – 8:30pm
Sat. Nov. 18 – 8:30pm

HERE Arts Center in association with thingNY.
Thomas Paine in Violence is an electronic psychedelic opera-sermon set in a radio station in the afterlife of the Founding Father and international activist. Joan La Barbara portrays Paine struggling to broadcast a message of economic justice amidst a whirlwind of lightning-quick singing, autotuned shock-jockery, gadgets, voices, instruments, and sonic chaos.

Created, Written, and Scored by Paul Pinto
Directed by Rick Burkhardt
Scenic Design by Carolyn Mraz
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound Design by Philip White
Choreographed by Chloe Treat
Sound Engineered by Gus Callahan
Production stylist Aliza Simons
Stage Managed by Alex B. West
Starring: Joan La BarbaraChristian LuuAndrew MayerPaul Pinto, Eddie Rodriguez Jr., Erin Rogers, Mélanie GeninAndrew Livingston, Pat Muchmore, Kate Sloat, and Jeffrey Young

Additional words by Rick Burkhardt
Electronic score developed with assistance by Miguel Frasconi
Huge thanks to Ne(x)tworks, thingNY, The Industry, and Experiments in Opera for developmental support.

Photo by Benjamin Heller, graphic design by Katie Dean

Posted on October 19, 2017 by erin

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