Theater Plastique presents an opera unlike anything else:
Gertrude Stein SAINTS!
Based on text by Gertrude Stein
Music written by the ensemble
Directed by Michelle Sutherland
Gertrude Stein set out to write the sound of American language. In this spirit, Theater Plastique re-scores Stein's text using distinctly American music genres. Featuring rap, country, rock 'n' roll, hollerin', gospel, Shaker, bounce, jazz, and bluegrass, Gertrude Stein SAINTS! is an award-winning celebration of what it is to be American.
Ensemble: Chante’ Adams, Henry Ayres-Brown, Molly Griggs, Arica Jackson, Amanda Leigh Jerry, Johari Mackey, Jimmy Nicholas, Cara Ronzetti, Nathan Salstone, Siddiq Saunderson, Kelsey Tarantino, Jacob Vine, Carter Woodson. Scenic and costume design by Diego Montoya. Projections by Kevan Loney. Lighting design by Justin Keenan Miller. Sound design by Elija Miguel. Dramaturgy by Emma McFarland. Assistant directed and Stage Managed by Lauren Z. Adleman.
Produced by Jordan Harrison, Mitch Marois, Michelle Sutherland and Theater Plastique.
WINNER, FringeNYC 2013
Overall Excellence: Musical
Overall Excellence: Directing (Michelle Sutherland)