I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams is now available to stream from July 29th to August 12th!
I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, by Composer Jorge Sosa and Creator + Librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, premiered last Fall as White Snake Projects’ response to President Trump’s revocation of DACA. For those of you were part of our audience, we know you’ll be there virtually; for those who missed it, here’s your chance to catch this powerful and moving show directed by Elena Araoz, conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner, with sets and costumes by Zane Pihlstrom, and lighting by Jeff Adelberg.
Carla López-Speziale (Mezzo-Soprano): Rosa
Helen Zhibing Huang (Soprano): Singa
Kirsten Chambers (Soprano): Mother/Gangster/Prosecutor
Isis Contreras Perez (Soprano): Child Rosa
Amy Li (Soprano): Child Singa
And the incomparable Boston Children’s Chorus!
This recording is meant for private viewing only and may not be screened for any other purpose. Under no circumstances may this recording be shared or duplicated. This recording has been made available in partnership with the employees represented by Actors Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.
Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films
|The words immigrant activism and opera are seldom used together, but White Snake Projects is pioneering this cause. We talk to Cerise Lim Jacobs, Pulitzer Prize winning opera creator and librettist from the multicultural hub of Singapore whose latest opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, tackles head on issues of social justice and democracy, starting with immigration. Cerise also talks to composer and producer Xiren Wang about the particular challenges faced by the Asian American community in speaking out and being heard.|
Join us and IIH on August 6th for the Zoom forum, Immigration: Dreaming of a Real Future. A panel of immigrants and Dreamers will discuss the unprecedented racism and anti-immigrant sentiment exposed by the pandemic. The forum is free, but advanced registration is suggested.