I’m thrilled to share the news that last year’s timely immigrant story, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, will premiere at the Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh on October 23 and 25, 2020, as Resonance Works 2020-2021 season opener. I know that many of you were so moved by Dreamer that you wanted to see it again. Pittsburgh is not far from Boston, and if you can make it, tickets go on sale Thursday, March 5th.
The Supreme Court has had the case challenging Trump’s revocation of DACA under advisement since oral arguments in November 2019. A decision is expected in June 2020. Whatever the decision – reinstatement of DACA, or upholding its revocation – 800,000 Dreamers will be in limbo for many years as this vulnerable group continues to be a political pawn in America’s war on immigrants. Operas like Dreamer, which uplift the immigrant experience and amplify their voices, have to be heard to mitigate the negativity surrounding immigrants today.
In tandem with I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, we’re thrilled to tell you that Resonance Works will build upon the community project initiated by White Snake Projects in Boston called “Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices,” for which composers and writers were commissioned to create songs inspired by the immigrant experience. In addition to the new set of SOS songs commissioned for the Pittsburgh region, these concerts will also include a selection from the songs previously presented in Boston, thus adding to a growing songbook of immigrant stories.
Creator + Librettist
Founder, White Snake Projects
An Activist Opera Company
P.S. You can read RESONANCE WORKS’ Dreamer press release on our blog!