Chunky in Heat

Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous present the premiere of Chunky in Heat an opera based on a libretto by celebrated author A. M. Homes.  Chunky in Heat tells the story of a girl who comes of age poolside at her family’s home in the canyons of Los Angeles. The magical thinking of youth comes undone after her brother dies and she realizes what the word “dream” in American Dream really means.  Chunky in Heat features music by Jason CadyPaula MatthusenErin RogersAaron SiegelShelley Washington and Matthew Welch. This production is directed by Alison Moritz.

Full opera:

Individual Scenes:


Sarah Daniels, Chunky (Cheryl)
Timothy Stoddard, Walter / Fiancee / Beekeeper
Emily Geller, Mother
Joshua Jeremiah, Father
Rachel Doehring, Abigail / Shapeshifter


Creative Team

Alison Moritz, Director
David Bloom, Music Director
Kate Noll, Stage Designer
Solomon Weisbard, Lighting Designer
Taylor Jensen, Associate Lighting Desiner
Elivia Bovenzi, Costume Designer
Nathaniel Butler, Sound Designer
Savannah Kurtz, Stage Manager
Allison Gish, Supertitles

More information HERE