SHADOW ON THE WALL

A NEW OPERA

Music by Zonia, Tsang Lok Sze

Libretto by Alex Higgin-Houser

Produced by American Opera Projects and NYU Tisch's Advanced Opera Lab

Directed by New Phase Collective
Shadow Puppetry direction by Alex Higgin-Houser

What do you conjure when you banish justice?

Shadow on the Wall is a thriller opera, telling the story of a Blackwater contractor convicted of murdering Iraqi civilians, and the sister who successfully campaigned for his presidential pardon...a miscarriage of justice so striking that it conjures a vengeful, shadowy presence to the family's home.

Told through shadow puppetry, Shadow on the Wall is in development with the American Opera Project, in association with NYU Tisch's Advanced Opera Lab and the New Phase Collective. The performance will be released in late 2021.

Casting: 1 Soprano, 1 Contralto, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone

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Notes

This piece was created with assistance from cultural consultants Dr. Francesca Chubb-Confer, PhD (Islamic Studies, UChicago).

PRODUCTION HISTORY

2021    Developed as part of American Opera Project & NYU Tisch's

            Advanced Opera Lab.