Part of The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz, a multimedia opera written and directed by Valeria Vasilevski, composed by Eric Salzman, performed by Theo Bleckmann, based on the book by William Burroughs: a good oldfashioned biography of a bad oldfashioned racketeer.
Speakeasy is conceived as a scene in the opera: found footage of ‘30ies gangland combined with textual graphics, accompanied by live music.
A collaboration with Karen Cinorre.
Produced by Center for Contemporary Opera
With the support of Brown University Department of Visual Culture
Thank you Leslie Thornton, Valeria Vasilevski