FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY
- a new chamber opera -
music by Leanna Kirchoff
libretto by Rachel J. Peters
Saturday, October 19, 2019
124 Bank Street Theatre, New York, NY
Free and Open to the Public
The development of FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY received funding from OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY is a one-act collage chamber opera amplifying the voices of Syrian women at the epicenter of the ongoing war. An all-female ensemble plays a multitude of characters with narratives illuminating a range of political and personal perspectives, charting the role of women as an active galvanized force within the conflict. The libretto draws from numerous sources: memoirs of Syrian and Western-born female embedded journalists, documentaries, and interviews with a variety of Syrian citizens.