AOP WORLD PREMIERE

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As One

Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed
Commissioned and Developed by American Opera Projects

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
September 4, 6 & 7, 2014

Produced by American Opera Projects,
in association with the Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM Fisher - Fishman Space
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Cast  
Kelly Markgraf Hannah before
Sasha Cooke Hannah after
   
The Fry Street Quartet  
Robert Waters Violin I
Rebecca McFaul Violin II
Bradley Ottesen Viola
Anne Francis Bayless Cello
   
Cover Cast  
Christopher Dylan Herbert Hannah before
Blythe Gaissert Hannah after
   
Stage Direction Ken Cazan*
Music Direction Steven Osgood
Film Direction Kimberly Reed
Scenic and lighting design David Martin Jacques +
Costume design Sara Jean Tosetti +
   
Production Staff  
Production manager Kurtis Rutherford
Production stage manager W. Wilson Jones
Stage manager Audrey Chait
Assistant music director Mila Henry
Assistant director Cara Consilvio
Assistant lighting designer Nick Solyom
2nd assistant lighting designer Eve Lyons
Assistant film editor Andy Dale
Assistant scenic designer Narges Noroozi
2nd assistant scenic designer Elie Siegel
Costume assistant/wardrobe Theodore Ricker
Production assistant Devin Kumar
Video technician Dave Rogge
Promotion Paula Mlyn, A440 Arts Group
Scenery Daedalus Design and Production
Production photographer Ken Howard
Promotional photographer Lynn Lane
   

Presented as part of the BAM/DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center Professional Development Program (PDP).

Film Credits:
Filmed on location in: Montana; Utah (Caffe Ibis, Logan; Garland Public Library, Garland; Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library); San Francisco; New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Norway (the island of “Rotholmen,” and Geirangerfjord).
featuring
Christopher Herbert, Claire Jones, Russell Jones, Haley McCormick, and Christian Riley
with assistance from Rebecca Allan, Brigitta Borrego, Richie Call, Andy Dale, Rob Davies, Israel Ehrisman, Makena Greener Hall, Greg Hatch, David Huebner, Claire Jones, Torkjell Lein, Pamela N. Martin, Sally Sears, Nathan Southwick, Karl Stavem, Egil and Bodil Torgersen
“Starry Sky Time Lapse” courtesy Jeffrey Beach, Beachfront Productions
Public domain films in “Sex ed” courtesy Prelinger Archives, archive.org

* Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
+ Member of United Scenic Artists

Leadership support for As One provided by
Dr. Coco Lazaroff
Lynn Loacker and Judith O. Rubin

Major support provided by:
OPERA America’s Opera Discovery Grants for Female Composers Program supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works
BMI
Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York
Bronx Council on the Arts
Purchase College Development Fund
Tanner Fund at Caine College of the Arts - Utah State University
JTS Fund at New York Community Trust

The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is a proud co-sponsor of AOP’s As One world premiere and looks forward to putting forth the important personal accounts of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and their families. www.ackerman.org

AOP’s 2014-15 season was made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, New Music USA’s Cary New Music Performance Fund and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The many generous individuals acknowledged below made the premiere of As One possible:
Susan Beckerman, Nora Conant and Elaine Sexton, Miriam Conant, Deb Crespin and Lois Harris, Richard Cummins and Beth Krulewitch, Ralph N. Jackson and David Leisner, Leonard and Eva Kaminsky, Janet Ketcham, Elizabeth Langland and Jerald Jahn, Benjamin Lipton and Steve Ball, Andrew Martin-Weber, Leonard Nimoy, Laura and Herb Roskind, Judith Saffer, Hannah and Walter Shmerler, Jeremy T. Smith, Egil and Bodil Torgersen, Peg Wreen, Lori Zabar and Mark Mariscal, Stanley and Judith Zabar

Thank Yous:
The Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project, Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT
OPERA America, Marc A. Scorca, President/CEO
Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Dean Ravi Rajan, Curtis St. John
Utah State University Caine College of the Arts, Alec LaBau
Additional thanks to: Sarah Adams, Rebecca Allan, Deirdre Chadwick, Zenia Chrysostomidis, Roberta Cooper, Rob Davies, Eugene Drucker, Laura Lee Everett, Blythe Gaissert, Laura Goldberg, Mila Henry, Christopher Herbert, Claire Jones, Lee Koonce, Jennifer Leshnower,
Naomi Lewin, Muneko Otani, Mike Roth, Katie Schlaikjer, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Solomon, Stephen Tracy

Thank you to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance website for maintaining an online memorial of transgender people who have been the victims of violent death.  www.transgenderdor.org

Publishing Agent: Bill Holab Music
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