As One

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Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed

 

“Hannah. Like every other boy. Unlike every other boy. Aligned, at peace, with her own body.”

Images by C. Stanley Photography

SYNOPSIS

AS ONE is a chamber opera in which two voices – Hannah After (Ashley Cutright) and Hannah Before (Luis Alejandro Orozco) – share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway, where she is surprised at what she learns about herself.

STARRING

Luis Alejandro Orozco as Hannah Before
and
Ashley Cutright as Hannah After

Conducted by Robert Wood

Directed by Octavio Cardenas

Set Design by Adam Crinson

Costume and Lighting Design by Sarah Riffle

 

Click her picture below to watch Kimberly Reed’s six-minute film about AS ONE on NYTimes.com!

You can read the libretto here, just click on the link: AS ONE Libretto