Presented at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, February 2013
Based on text by Gertrude Stein
Music written by the ensemble
Directed by Michelle Sutherland
The sound of American music ignites this adaptation of Stein's unconventional libretto, making for an opera experience unlike anything else. With joyful abandon these performer/saints sing through gospel, rap, jazz, and rock to an ecstatic conclusion.
This production was a precursor to Gertrude Stein SAINTS!, which premiered in August 2013 at the New York International Fringe Festival: vimeo.com/75107253. Winner of awards for Overall Excellence: Musical and Overall Excellence: Directing.
Trailer by Jordan Harrison
Lighting: Justin Kennan Miller
Costumes: Sharisse Petrossian
Set: Grace Min