An opera exploring the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration.
Please join White Snake Projects for this interactive Zoom forum, where we will explore art as a means of transformation for persons who have experienced or are experiencing incarceration. The event will include guided activities and a discussion about art making and community through music, drama, and creative writing while imprisoned.
This conversation will explore art-making inside the prison industrial complex as a practice of freedom by incarcerated artists. Panelists will discuss artworks crafted behind the prison wall and the creative processes involved in making, learning, and teaching art behind bars.
Join the Pozen Center Human Rights Lab and White Snake Projects for a panel discussion about what freedom-making means within the deeply carceral context of contemporary America. A Q&A will follow the moderated conversation.
This unique show that changed the way opera is made digitally will be back for a limited time only: February 12- 28, 2021. For those who missed it when it premiered LIVE last year, here’s your chance to watch a recording of the live performance. For those who saw it… Read More
Galvanized by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, began a process of development for a new production that would stand as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The result is the virtual… Read More
We hope this new year finds you safe and well. Now that the excitement of the inauguration has abated, I’d like to share with you some good news announced by our new President, just in case you missed it, regarding Dreamers, whom we’ve championed through our work in “I Am… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: I’ll never forget my visit to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, a museum honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated as he leant over the balcony in front of his… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: 2020 is almost over. Words seem inadequate to describe the momentous events we’ve lived through and continue to wrestle with – the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, national elections . . . We’ve lost our anchors of time and place, our livelihoods, education, friends and… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects:Thank you for coming to Sing Out Strong: Essential Voices, a world premiere concert celebrating essential workers by commissioning composers to set their stories and words to music. Seen and Heard International called the concert a “triumph of artistry and technology.” The full review is… Read More
The October world premiere of White Snake Projects’ Alice in the Pandemic – a virtual opera bycreator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and composer Jorge Sosa – met with well-deserved praise from every corner, for its innovation and the possibilities it revealed for the future of digital opera production. Building… Read More
Caring for our co-workers Based on text by Melhim Bou Alwan, music by Breezy Love When I shook her hand this morning to introduce myselfMy patient nearly cried when I wasn’t petrified to touch her.Within those first ten days as the sole physicianA community cross section had already… Read More
Several audience members report being triggered by the issues explored in Alice in the Pandemic. We had a discussion about this at our Talk Back at our last show. As promised, here are a few links to Covid-19 mental health resources. Please reach out for help if you need to. … Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: WE DID IT. Three times, we did it! Three amazing runs, all different, yet the same. Different because it’s LIVE performance and our artists are creating artistry in the moment; the same because we’re telling a universal story of living in pandemic times, journeying… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects:WE DID IT! We took maiden technology for its first outing and got to the end of the show with only a hiccup. We made a world premiere opera remotely. We synced our singers live to 3G animation and music. We are proud of ourselves,… Read More
For Tian Hui Ng, going digital has meant rethinking everything he knows about conducting. Find out how the Music Director of “Alice in the Pandemic” changed his techniques to bring Jorge Sosa’s music and Cerise Lim Jacobs’s libretto to life online. How has your work as… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We had our first dress rehearsal last night! It was so gratifying to see the different elements of the show coalesce – from the 3D animations, projections, electronics, orchestra, and children’s chorus to the sheer artistry of our singers which brought the show to… Read More
We are so excited to share these beautiful designs, which were created for us by the talented students at Lesley Art + Design. Under the instruction of Animation Department Chair Catriona Baker and Professor Michael Talbot, the students were asked to create artistic responses to “Alice in the Pandemic.”… Read More
We’re proud to announce the songwriters for Sing Out Strong: Essential Voices, which will premiere in an ALL-LIVE concert in December 2020. Essential Voices continues to amplify the voices of essential workers — the heroes who are keep us safe through the pandemic — just as Alice in the Pandemic does. In SOS: Essential Voices, we… Read More
On October 23–27, activist opera company White Snake Projects presents the world premiere of Alice in the Pandemic, a new virtual opera composed by Jorge Sosa. Led by creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs, the company has managed not only to quickly and ingeniously adapt to the changed performing arts environment, postponing until spring the originally slated premiere of composer… Read More
In between rehearsals, intensive tech training, and avatar transfigurations, cast members Carami Hilaire (Alice) and Eve Gigliotti (Mrs. Lee, her mother) took a little time to share a bit about themselves and their experience making Alice during this very strange year. Carami Hilaire What made you want to be… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We’re less than one month away from the premiere of Alice in the Pandemic and we’re still deep in pandemic times. The issues Jorge Sosa and I felt driven to write about are heightened, not lessened by time passing. As a mission driven company,… Read More
Meet White Snake Projects’ Director of Innovation Curvin Huber. In addition to his position as Professor of Interactive Media at Becker College, Curvin lends his design and technological expertise to many of White Snake Projects’ productions. Most recently, Curvin helped to create groundbreaking new motion capture technology for Alice… Read More
Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Today’s the day! Tickets for Alice in the Pandemic are on sale NOW! The premiere is October 23–27, 2020, and we can’t wait to share this show with you. We’ve spent a lot of time since lockdown thinking about how to re-create a… Read More
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