Predator Songstress - current touring work
Predator Songstress is an intensely visual, music-driven fantastical tale that traces the struggle of an anti-heroine in search of the reclamation of her stolen voice. This modern day fairy tale explores what it means to have a voice, to lose ones voice and to rediscover it with a new understanding of its power. The work is set in a world where the tools often used by the powerful to stifle and control are re-appropriated as means for individual realization.
The world premiere of Dictator took place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in the Fall of 2015 and was followed by a Seattle premiere in December of 2015. Predator Songstress was created with the support of Creative Capital, MAP Fund and New Music USA. The work is currently in the process of tour planning for 2016 - 2018.
In conjunction with the work, Degenerate Art Ensemble collaborated with Seattle's Path With Art and San Francisco's Central City SRO Collaborative to create workshops with people recovering from homelessness to explore the power of voice in their lives. The participants then became interviewers of the voices of the audience and the resulting stories were woven into the performance.
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