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    Composed by Bryce Dessner
    Libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle 
    Featuring words by Essex Hemphill & Patti Smith
    Directed by Kaneza Schaal
    Associate Director Lilleth Glimcher
    Featuring Roomful of Teeth 
    with Alicia Hall Moran & Isaiah Robinson

    Thirty years after photographer and visual artist Robert Mapplethorpe’s untimely death, it’s difficult to turn away from the compelling emotional complexity of his influential body of work.  In this new performance piece, music, poetry, and photography come together in a theatrical context, exploring the impact Mapplethorpe’s work had on the lives and careers of composer Bryce Dessner (The National) and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle. 

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