PermaDeath

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

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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A BIG Thank you to all!

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Thank you for taking a risk with us by supporting PermaDeath as audience members, donors, hosts, volunteers, creators, artists, panel members, and well-wishers. As I look back over PermaDeath, the most challenging production we’ve ever done, I’m filled with wonder at how we managed… Read More

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Dress Rehearsal Videos

Composer Dan Visconti took a few videos during this week’s dress rehearsals. … Read More

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“It’s the night before the big night.”

“It’s the night before the big night,” so the entire ensemble sings in Scene 6 of PermaDeath as they contemplate the Tournament of Death that they’ll be fighting in the next day. A sleepless night for all. It’s the night before the big night for the artistic and creative… Read More

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PermaDeath on Boston 25 News

Segment originally aired September 25, 2018 on Boston 25 News. Read More

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Meet Team Nyx

The three Team Nyx singers (Shirin Eskandani, Chris Carbin, and Stephen Carroll) took some time out of their busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few of our questions. Shirin Eskandani (Aphrodite) How do you relate to your character in PermaDeath? I love love. I love… Read More

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Meet Team Phoebus

The voices behind Team Phoebus take a break from rehearsals to speak with us about PermaDeath’s technology, video games, and their love of baking. Josh Quinn (Apollo) What are you most looking forward to in the premiere of PermaDeath? I think I’m most looking forward to… Read More

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