The Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera and Opera Index,
in collaboration with American Opera Projects and
Encompass New Opera Theatre present
NEW AMERICAN OPERA PREVIEWS:
FROM PAGE TO STAGE
featuring excerpts from
THE INTERACTION EFFECT
Composer Pamela Stein Lynde / Librettist Laura Barati
Performances by Josi Petersen, Sophie Blatt, Sarah Brownawell, Rachel Querreveld, Dylan Courtney, Hao Jiang
Music Direction and Accompaniment: Kristen Kemp
Stage Direction: Anne Shikany
Developed and Presented by American Opera Projects in association with the Manhattan School of Music
This presentation is made possible in part through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In The Interaction Effect, Mikaela, a senior statistics major at a liberal arts college, just wants to forget the night her friend Adam raped her at a college party, and her school administration’s painful mishandling of her assault. But when Mikaela learns that Adam has assaulted another student—a sophomore too scared to report the assault—she is forced to confront her community and administration’s desire to ignore campus sexual assault. Please note that The Interaction Effect contains scenes and subject matter that may be upsetting to some viewers.
Composer Virgil Thomson / Librettist Jack Larson
Developed and Presented by Encompass New Opera Theatre
New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage promotes contemporary opera to New York audiences though the presentation of staged excerpts of new opera in development. Providing an important opportunity for new composers and librettists to view their work-in-progress with an audience, provides a valuable tool for developing a stage-worthy new work, before it reachesfull-scale production. New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage creates vital opportunities for young artists to perform in the developing scenes and to work with new writers and composers. This forum provides a natural bridge from academic training to the professional stage.
Sunday, March 24, 3:00- 5:00pm
Reception to follow
Tickets: $20 General/$10 Seniors & Students