Zoetrope

 

It can't be too beautiful...
Or I will die if I want to die
if I might die if I die if I am going to die
then I will die
if I die
or I will die.

Created with composer/director Alec Duffy and designer Mimi Lien, Zoetrope is a contemporary song-cycle set in an ever-changing and confused landscape of home, work, and play. 

In Fall 2012 we developed the show through a residency with Princeton University's Atelier. Alec, Mimi, and I taught a class called "Creating Experimental Music Theater" every Monday. Then in November, we brought in choreographer Jaamil Kosoko and music director Rick Burkhardt to join us in staging the material with a cast. Check out one of our songs below. 

Development supported by a Creativity Fund workshop at New Dramatists, a residency at LMCC, and a fall 2012 Princeton Atelier.