The Fool

 

Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self's allegorical opera The Fool was staged at The Kitchen as an elevated production featuring technicolor sets, elaborate costumes and a chorus of twenty-two people that explored the story of the archetypal trickster, a character whose disruption of convention serves to educate, liberate and construct positive social change. True to its namesake, The Fool challenged the semantics of "opera" through a collaborative orchestration of voice, sound and bodies. The performance featured Colin Self as the Old Woman, Raúl De Nieves as The Fool and the Dog, Alexandra Drewchin as the Child, and Mehron Abdollmohammadi as the Mother. The production was organized by Matthew Lyons.

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Program [PDF]
Village Voice Listing [PDF]
ArtForum Interview [PDF]
ArtNews Listing [PDF]
New York Magazine Listing [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
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