PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER is a concert featuring a massive band of teenagers, the TEAM, and Baby Boomers playing new and unexpected arrangements iconic protest songs from the past and present–songs that have celebrated and questioned what it means to be an American throughout our country’s past and present, and that exercise the muscles in our hearts and lungs for the challenges ahead. Premiered in August 2017 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.
Project Website: primerforafailedsuperpower.org/
Our dream was and is that PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER was both something we made, and something that others could remake. To that end, we commissioned filmmakers to produce a short documentary about the process and culminating performance. Camilo Quiroz and Ellpetha Tsvikos were with us nearly every step of the way and created this short film that captures what happened and hopefully can serve as a tool for others in the future.
Directed by Camilo T. Quiroz-Vazquez
Associate Producer, Ellpetha Tsvicos