GET YER TIX: Riot Grrrl Opera Takes the Stage this May!

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GET YER TIX: Riot Grrrl Opera Takes the Stage this May!

riot girl opera (n.) – a short, feminist opera about social change.

At the Other Side of the Earth is a modern-day lesbian pulp fiction story of love in an oppressive nation, and how one girl learns to break the rules in order to find happiness. Aurora is forced to face who she truly is when she meets Layla, an out-and-proud “riot grrrl” with a bold and brazen demeanor. Layla's radical political activism and boyish charm cause Aurora great inner turmoil and conflict until she comes out, gaining confidence and proudly declaring herself. When the two women begin their affair, their love clashes with an oppressive, conservative society where same-sex relationships are against the law. Their struggle with a George Orwellian law enforcer, appropriately named The Man, and his silent, trickster Wife, prove to be both terrifying and hilariously futile, as the two women attempt to follow their hearts to great risk.

At the Other Side of the Earth sheds light upon queer issues that are relevant in today's world. It is intended to be at once a painfully serious and darkly humorous view of the oppression of LGBT people. It raises the question of what lasting effect such treatment leaves upon the psyche of the oppressed. The oppression of gays is something that can and does happen at any time on the personal, societal, and governmental levels, and the opera offers a look into the human reactions of those who love passionately and have their rights challenged.

Marie Incontrera

Marie Incontrera is a wayward ballerina and heavy metal pianist who writes music in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a recipient of the Miriam Gideon Composition Award for women composers, a winner of the Remarkable Theater Brigade Art Song Competition, a 2010 and 2011 recipient of the ASCAPlus award, a winner of the 2011 Vocalessence/American Composers Forum “Essentially Choral” readings, and was a finalist in the Iron Composer 2010 competition. She was awarded a Meet the Composer Metlife Creative Connections award for her work with the Hartford Women Composers Festival in 2010, and a New York Women Composers Seed Money Grant for her work with Alphabet Soup Productions.

At The Other Side of the Earth (a Riot Girl Opera)

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8 PM The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center Kaplan Assembly Room 208 West 13th street New York, NY 10011 $20 admission

Tickets Now On Sale!  Those who order before March 18 get THREE free buttons featuring images and slogans from the show.

http://www.gaycenter.org 

http://www.marieincontrera.com