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Inaugural Season

Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, Tanne Porter

Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

August 28 - 29, 2018

Michigan Trees: A Guide to the trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes region is a new folk opera for classical and folk vocalists, steeped in mythos and Michigan, all the while remaining relevant to the present experiences of trans* folks. In the opera we follow the journey of Orna, a trans-woman as she grapples with self-acceptance. She travels to the north of Michigan--guided by the Mother of Trees--to transform into a white-pine that will sit upon Chapel Rock, on the edge of Lake Superior, overlooking it all. 

 

 

 

Allison Prost - Orna, As She Sees Herself

Grey Grant - Orna, As She Feels She is Seen

Kate Moss, Kara Huckabone, Samantha Kao- Mother of Trees

 

Converge New Music

Megan Roher, Malhar Kute, violins; Ryan McDonald, viola; Hanna Brooke Rumora, cello

 

Conner Darling, Sofia Carbonara, percussion

 

Rehearsal Pianist - Samantha Kao


 

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Composer/Librettist - Grey Grant

 

Producers - Karl Ronneburg, Grey Grant

 

Director and Dramaturgy - Karl Ronneburg

 

 

Sound Design and Operation - Peter Littlejohn

Lighting Design - Emily Yang

Manager - Maria Paterno

 

Front of House Manager - Madeline Endres

Artwork - Tanner Porter

Cast and Creative Team

Fluxus Fest - Year One

Spring 2020

Ann Arbor, MI & New York, NY

Two locations, one day, zero f***s

This fest will include a lineup of NYC's and SW Michigan's best underground fluxus acts. Each location's performances will be simultaneously live-streamed and shown at their opposite location, creating a hodgepodge of fluxus that only the internet age can provide. Specific locations and times to be announced soon.