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Reading of a Libretto by Heather Raffo
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Event Reading of a Libretto by Heather Raffo
When Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:00pm
Where Davis Performing Arts Center
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Details From a new Chamber Opera Commissioned by Vancouver City Opera

Presented by Georgetown University and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

This libretto-in-progress by Heather Raffo excavates the human and social effects of the War in Iraq. Based on the life of Christian Ellis, infused with Raffo’s gift for transforming interviews into art, and attuned to traumas experienced by US Marines as well as Iraqis, Raffo’s development with DC actors will culminate in a public reading of the working libretto prior to the Annenberg/Explore Project’s Musical Workshop, produced by Vancouver City Opera in September 2011. Raffo will explore this powerful script-in-development with faculty, student, alumni and guest artists in the Davis Center. Interdisciplinary Q&A with the audience to follow the reading.

HEATHER RAFFO is best-known for her solo performance piece 9 Parts of Desire, based on Iraqi women’s lives and hailed by The New Yorker as “art that can remake the world,” which toured nationally and internationally. This event is part of the Arena Stage-Georgetown partnership.


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Contact Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts
108 Davis Performing Arts Center
3700 O St., NW
Box 571063
Washington, D.C. 20057-1063
Phone: (202) 687-3838

Sponsors Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program
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