Bill: The Musikill is an experimental musical set in a dystopian, post-climate-disaster tech commune. Pushed to the blistering pace of hyper-entertainment from start to finish, this exhausting spectacle measures the human cost of engineered happiness.
From the Program Notes: "100 years in the future, the sea levels have risen faster than predicted. Downtown San Francisco is flooded, the drought continues, and the bills keep pouring in… Thankfully, we have Cryom. The world may have changed, but the Cryom corporation has the answer: Semi-Cryogenic Freezing. Take Cryom weekly, and you’ll live forever. For users this means eternal life (though you’re always a bit cold); for the Cryom corporation it’s the perfect business model (eternally returning customers)."
Bill: The Musikill by Fire Drill and Tom Comitta performed live at The Southern Theater, July 13, 14, and 15 2017 as part of the Momentum: New Dance Works festival.
Libretto by Tom Comitta
Choreography by Fire Drill
Performed by Tom Comitta, Emily Gastineau, Samantha Johns, Margaret Johnson, Pedro Pablo Lander, Holo Lue Choy, Genevieve Muench, Billy Mullaney, Tim Rehborg, Jeffrey Wells, and Maggie Zepp
Videography by Cully Gallagher and TJ Tronson
Edited by Tom Comitta
The series is presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater. Momentum is made possible by generous support from the Jerome Foundation. Bill: The Musikill is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
This video documents our performance on July 14, 2017. Special thanks to Bradford Hastings for his assistance in the editing of this video.