Friday, June 23 and Friday June 30
Post Pardon: The Opera
Post Pardon is an opera-in-development that draws on African-diasporic spirituality and folklore to tell the story of Willow, a queer activist confronted with the ghost of her estranged mother who committed murder-suicide. Join on June 23 from 6:30 – 8:30pm EST for a conversation moderated by director Ellen Sebastian Chang, librettist Arisa White and composer Jessica Jones discuss their creative process for the making of Post Pardon. Collaborators for over two decades, their talk will lend a deeper understanding of the musical influences, botanical references, and sociopolitical realities inspiring this new opera.
The first showing of Post Pardon will be on Friday, June 30 at Greene Block + Studios, starting at 6:30 pm EST.