ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE
Direction MICHAEL JOSEPH MCQUILKEN
Written for Timur and the Dime Museum
“Be very careful what you need to know.” So warns the unnamed protagonist of David T. Little’s newest operatic creation, Artaud in the Black Lodge. One part haunted house, one part sacred ritual, this new, bold work with a libretto by legendary poet Anne Waldman, blends opera and rock into an alchemical exploration of magic, mystery, regret, and redemption. Great for fans of David Lynch, William S. Burroughs, Nine Inch Nails, Cardiff & Miller, Britten, Stravinsky, and Punk Rock, Artaud in the Black Lodge is an inspired and radical reconsideration of the operatic form by one of America’s most prolific and daring opera composers. Co-directed by Michael McQuilken and Jennifer Newman, it is not to be missed.
Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Allen R and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera. Developed by Beth Morrison Projects and the California Institute of the Arts.
PRAISE FOR DAVID T. LITTLE
"One of the most imaginative young composers on the music-theatre scene…not a post-classical composer but a classical composer with a surprisingly broad range.”
-The New Yorker
"A knack for overturning musical conventions”
-The New York Times
PRAISE FOR ANNE WALDMAN
"A counter-cultural giant."
One of the top advocates for American Poetry"
-The Huffington Post