a new opera-theater production created by Samantha Rose Williams that explores what it means to be American from four different perspectives:
Black American, Indigenous American, New American, and white Working-Class American.
Working with interviews of Americans today, composers Regina Harris Baiocchi, Danielle Jagelski, Marc LeMay, and Yaniv Segal create a dynamic auditory experience that combines classical, jazz, musical theater, and unique styles in unexpected ways. These episodic interviews are transformed into a gripping and impactful musical narrative that reflect America’s polyphonic identity
The Portland Workshop of American Patriots was presented as part of Renegade Opera’s 2023 Artists in Conversation Festival at the Historic Alberta House. Role: Producer.
Photos by Tom Lupton
Performers: Samantha Rose Williams, Robert Wesley Mason, Annie Sherman.