We’ve launched a multi-year community-based project, SING OUT STRONG (SOS), that commissions composers and writers to create songs based on themes that flow from our operas. In 2019, SOS’s inaugural year, our theme was immigration (flowing from I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams), hence, SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices.
In 2020, it’s SING OUT STRONG: DeColonized Voices, as the companion piece to our 2020 mainstage opera, Cosmic Cowboy, with its themes of colonization. We are currently soliciting applications for writers and composers.
We’ve also integrated our mainstage shows with our community projects, a revolutionary move. After SOS tours Boston’s neighborhoods, it will arrive on our mainstage as a prologue to our mainstage opera.