New Ohio Theatre and Radical Evolution are proud to present the world premiere of Songs About Trains!
Coming to the New Ohio Theatre
New York, NY
Starts May 30, 2020
Created by Radical Evolution
Text by Beto O’Byrne
Developed with Rebecca Martinez, Meropi Peponides, and Radical Evolution’s collaborators
Directed by Rebecca Martinez and Taylor Reynolds
Music Director/Arranger: Julián Mesri
Movement & Rhythm Specialist: Joya Powell
Set Designer: Peiyi Wong
Lighting Designer: Kate McGee
Sound Designer: Nathan Rubio
Artistic Producer: Meropi Peponides
Previous Artistic Collaborators:
Andrea Abello, Remi Veronica Adewole, Rachel April, Trevor Bachman, Sarah Cangussu, Caitlin Cisco, Melvin J. Cox, Georgina Escobar, Ann Flanigan, Gineiris Garcia, Brittany Grier, Alfredo Guenzani, Pat Harnett Marshall, Brandon Hogstad, Erica Huang, Darell J. Hunt, Everton Isidoro, Christopher Moncayo-Torres, Trevor New, Chris Peters, Manny Rivera, Laura Riveros, Maya Sharpe, Peregrine Teng Heard, Sonia Villani, Reggie D. White, Anna Wray
SONGS ABOUT TRAINS
A fresh take on folk songs from the many cultural groups that built the US Rail system, Songs About Trains uses music, movement and text to grapple with how the railroad has shaped the world we live in. Taking on the thorny realities of immigration, labor, Manifest Destiny and the pillaging of Native American Land, a multiracial cohort of artists collaboratively create a performance that questions the complexity of progress and celebrates the victories of the multi-cultural, multilingual workforce that made our country what it is today.
For more information, please email Beto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2019. Ice Factory. New Ohio Theatre. New York, NY.
February 2019. Developmental Workshop. New Ohio Theatre. New York, NY.
April 2018. Developmental Workshop. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Long Island City NY.
October 2017. Developmental Workshop. New Ohio Theatre. New York, NY.
August 2017. Developmental Workshop. Department of Public Works. Governor's Island, NY.