Everything for Dawn Premiere Screening Event at Anthology Film Archives
Saturday October 1, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm$22.16 – $80.04
After four years of planning and production, we are thrilled to finally share the complete video opera Everything for Dawn! Join for this one-night-only screening of all ten episodes before the full opera is broadcast on All Arts during a 5-week period starting October 7.
This screening will be split into three acts of the opera, with a brief intermission between each act. We encourage you to dress festively for the premiere and come early to join for conversation and celebration.
- 5:30 – 6:00pm – Red Carpet and Photos
- 6:00pm – Start of the Screening (3 parts with brief intermissions between parts)
- 9:45pm – End of the Screening
Created in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Everything for Dawn is an original coming-of-age story spanning the 1990s. Dawn is a teenager dealing with the impact of her father’s suicide. Her personal tragedy becomes public when his paintings become celebrated as “outsider art.” With each episode written by a different librettist/composer pairing, and all under the direction of Alison Moritz, this epic new video opera series is an examination of the ways we seek solace in a broken world, community intersectionality, and the rationale for making art.
A web streaming series of daring ambition, Everything for Dawn is the epitome of what Experiments in Opera stands for—fun, intimate storytelling, with a strong feeling of an artistic community at work.
The team of writers in the EiO Writers’ Room who collaborated on the libretto for Everything for Dawn includes Jason Cady, Adrienne Danrich, Lauren D’Errico, Krista Knight, Jerry Lieblich, and Jerome A. Parker.
The ten composers who each wrote a 15-minute episode of the full opera are: Clarice Assad, Jason Cady, Melissa Dunphy, Miguel Frasconi, Paul Kerekes, Phil Kline, Pauline Kim, Aaron Siegel, Kamala Sankaram, and Matthew Welch.
Mac Logan, Aaron Engebreth
Dawn Logan, Britt Hewitt
Gloria Logan, Sishel Claverie
Carla, Eliza Bonet
Anya, Maggie Finnegan
Ed, Joshua Conyers
Dr. Slade, Laura Strickling
Joy, Meroë Khalia Adeeb
Karl Larson, Piano
Tristan Kasten-Krause, Bass
Matthew Evans, Percussion
Hannah Levinson, Viola
Maya Bennardo, Violin
Will Healy, Piano
Director, Alison Moritz
Associate Director, Ian Silverman
Director of Photography, Eric Thomas Paton
Associate Director of Photography/ Editor, Travis Ford
Production Designer, Jean Kim
Technical Directors, Steven Brenman and Kya Naugle
Props Master, Jessica Smith
Costume Associate, Don-yá Ortiz
Projection Designer, Michael Redman
Lighting Designer, Stacey Boggs
Lighting Associate, Betsy Chester
Music Director, David Bloom
Sound Engineer, Jeff Cook