LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG reading at ND Fri 1/9 3pm
Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag
written and directed by Sibyl Kempson
composed by Ashley Turba
musical direction by Gavin Price
dramaturgy by Jody McAuliffe
An irrational musical contemplation of the ethical pitfalls in the collision of art and journalism. This is a story of an extended family of sharecroppers mired in desperate poverty, who are visited, interviewed, and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “big city.” With help from the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists Handbook, and ancient Assyrian mythological seals from the JP Morgan collection, and the strict alchemical procedure of the Broadway musical.
Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag will premiere at Abrons Arts Center in April 2015, with staging and choreography by David Neumann. It will be the inaugural production of the fledgling theater company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr Co.
Open reading--Please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.
The Creativity Fund offers playwrights extended time to explore and develop new plays and musicals up to five days.
The Creativity Fund is made possible by a lead grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and sustained by significant support from the Time Warner Foundation and the Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.