PermaDeath

PermaDeath, or Permanent Death, is not tautologous in the world of videogames.

Upcoming Productions

Boston 2018

Credits

Dan Visconti
Composer

Cerise Lim Jacobs
Creator and Librettist

Pirate Epstein
Co-Librettist

Cori Ellison
Dramaturg

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PermaDeath is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

About

PermaDeath, or Permanent Death, is not tautologous in the world of videogames.

Your avatar is “killed,” but rises again to fight another day. But what if it never rises again? What if it dies permanently? Watch the gods of the 21st century, our digital avatars, battle it out in cyber space in an epic fight to the death. Who will be left standing? Read the full synopsis

Productions

 

The Inspiration

1.2 billion people play video games and spend 3 billion hours a week doing so.

The smartphone has become our best friend. It’s a dining companion, commuting companion, concert/theater companion etc. We’re connected to it by an invisible umbilical cord. So what does that mean when the lights dim and an anonymous voice asks those of us addicted to our phones to cut that cord, to turn off the phone, for god’s sake? What if opera embraced this phenomenon and asked the phone-addicts to hang on to their lifeline, indeed to use it to participate in what they’re seeing and hearing? READ CERISE LIM JACOBS’ INSPIRATION...

PermaDeath on the White Snake Projects Blog

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How to use PermaDeath’s Companion App

Have you downloaded the companion app to PermaDeath yet? Created by students from Becker College, the app allows you to further explore the PermaDeath world and its characters. Each character has its own icon–we call them triggers–that you can find on our website and in… Read More

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“There are similarities between opera and video games.”

You watched our first preview video about the PermaDeath story, now learn about PermaDeath’s technology! Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films… Read More

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Tickets on Sale Today, May 15, for Creator and Librettist Cerise Jacobs’s Video Game Opera PermaDeath, Composed by Dan Visconti

For immediate release Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 gpetry@21cmediagroup.com Tickets on sale today, May 15, for Cerise Jacobs video game opera PermaDeath Tickets go on sale today for the latest brainchild of creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs, the video game opera PermaDeath. Hailed by… Read More

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PermaDeath at PAX East

The White Snake Projects Team is recovering from PAX East 2018, the largest video game consumer event in the United States with over 100,000 people attending four days of gaming, demos, cosplay, and just plain fun! Read More

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First Look: PermaDeath

A preview of White Snake Projects’ upcoming opera, PermaDeath. Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films… Read More

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Librettist Cerise Jacobs Plunges into Gaming World for Video Game Opera PermaDeath, Composed by Dan Visconti

For immediate release Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 gpetry@21cmediagroup.com Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs—hailed by Opera magazine as “intrepid and artistically ambitious”—is quickly establishing a body of original operatic work that blends two of her great passions, myth and technology, in compelling and relevant contemporary stories. Her latest venture,… Read More

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