Composed by Kamala Sankaram | Libretto by Susan Yankowitz
A new opera based on the life of Muhktar Mai, one of the first women assaulted in Pakistan who brought her attackers to justice. With a magical score by Kamala Sankaram weaving Hindustani and Western musical styles.
Directed by Rachel Dickstein
Music Direction by Steven Osgood Set Design by Susan Zeeman Rogers Costume Design by Kate Fry Lighting design by Jeanette Oi-suk Yew
Sound design by Matt Schloss Projections by Automatic Release | Shawn Irons Lauren Petty Assistant Director Jeana Scotti
Performed by Steve Gokool, Theodora Hanslowe, Manu Narayan, Kamala Sankaram, Leela Subramaniam, Kannan Vasudevan
PROTOTYPE Festival, January 8-18, 2014 Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE World-premiere
“Ms. Sankaram’s music, inflected with the rhythms and melismas of Indian ragas, has a driving percussive energy and a distinctive sound…the action shifted seamlessly from realistic action to stylized choreography, taking the story into the realm of myth.”
-The Wall Street Journal
Photography by Noah Stern Weber, used courtesy of PROTOTYPE Festival.