"Both Eyes Open" - New Opera Production

$1,170 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 2 months
Created May 13, 2019
First Look Sonoma  and the Paul Dresher Ensemble   are proud to be co-producing a new experimental opera, Both Eyes Open, with music by Brooklyn-based composer Max Giteck Duykers  and a libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Philip Kan Gotanda .  

Both Eyes Open explores the scarring that interned Japanese-Americans experienced during World War II and suggests paths toward healing. Combining contemporary music and singing, extended vocal techniques, chanting and spoken word, with physical theater, interactive audio/video and modern dance, Both Eyes Open revisits a pivotal moment in U.S. history and the ethnic tensions that still resonate today.

The premiere is scheduled for May 2020 at the newly rebuilt Presidio Theater  in San Francisco, with support from the Japanese-American Confinement Sites Program  of the National Parks Service .

We also have several workshops scheduled this year - in CA and in New York City - and need your help to make this all happen.

Please help make this important stage work a reality by making a tax-deductible donation today.

-Melissa Weaver & John Duykers, First Look Sonoma

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We are so appreciative to all of our wonderful donors for this upcoming project! We had an amazing workshop last month and we are excited to be moving forward with this piece because of your help. Our GoFundMe is still live so feel free to share the campaign with anyone!

Much Appreciation,
The Both Eyes Open Team
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$1,170 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 2 months
Created May 13, 2019
Funds raised will benefit:
Performing Artists Coalition for Theater (Main Stage West)
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Sebastopol, CA
EIN: 452126844
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