THE SAVAGE SECONDS
a world premiere multi-media event
STREAMING JUNE 4 - 10, 2020
Exploring the genre of tragédie en musique and the concepts inherent in the Greek tragedies of Oedipus and Medea, THE SAVAGE SECONDS looks at the effects of obsession and celebrity in a world catapulted into disarray by disease and political turmoil. This original experimental opera conceived by Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear centers on the story of a young girl—sent home from boarding school during a great plague—whose coming of age is hijacked by her powerful but absent parents, malicious siblings, and the surreal confusion of sexuality.
The filmed performance, driven primarily with music and movement, will serve as the story-telling element, however, this leaves out the breath and nuance of being in the presence of the performers. In order to grow a connection between the audience and the characters, DGDG has developed a multi-media map using a website of puzzles and secrets.
The site features biographic material about the characters, personal writings, intimate details, and the opportunity to interact with the actual finished performance. Audience members are able to wander through the layers of the website, learning about the show, to deepen their curiosity, and bond with the story. There are many surprises in store. You just might end up in the show.
The website can be accessed at https://www.thesavageseconds.com
Tickets for the STREAMING VIDEO EVENT can be purchased by clicking the button above or here: https://undermain.secure.force.com/ticket