Performance

Blood Moon

January 9 – January 17, 2020
7:30PM

Blood Moon is a poetic, opera-theatre piece for three characters who encounter the past on the night of a full moon: a nephew who returns to the mountain-top where he left his aunt to die forty years earlier, the ghost of the aunt he abandoned, and the moon that presides over this night of reckoning. A contemporary response to a 15th century Noh play, Blood Moon uses choreography, puppetry, and a Taiko-infused score to create a meditation on the end of life, the nature of joy, regret, and whether atonement is possible.

COMPOSED BY Garrett Fisher
LIBRETTO BY Ellen McLaughlin
DIRECTED AND DEVELOPED BY Rachel Dickstein
MUSIC DIRECTION BY Steven Osgood
SCENIC DESIGN BY Susan Zeeman Rogers
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Yuki Nakase Link
SOUND DESIGN BY Daniel Neumann
COSTUME DESIGN BY Maiko Matsushima
PUPPET DESIGN BY Erik Sanko
MEDIA DESIGN BY Katherine Freer
STAGE MANAGED BY Lissy Barnes-Flint
ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY Kiyo Kamisawa
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGED BY Tim Love
CHOREOGRAPHY BY Rachel Dickstein and Takemi Kitamura
DRAMATURGY BY Ken Cerniglia
PUPPETEER/DANCER Takemi Kitamura
MOON Juecheng Chen
NEPHEW Wei Wu
AUNT Nina Yoshida Nelsen

RUN TIME
90 minutes

Produced and commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects
Co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center in a promotional partnership with Japan Society

Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

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