Epic sci-fi. Space Odysseys (and oddities). And a tip of the hat to the new, soon-to-be-released Star Wars movie. All add up to our theme for 2015, “Hope Operas: A New Hope!”
All five plays in this series will include a nod to great sci-fi classics. Of course, our definition of great may include anything from giant flying turtles to Jane Fonda in zero-G…
“A New Hope” also refers to our all-new gaggle of writers, and the mostly-new set of directors who will bring their scripts to life. Our 2015 teams are:
- Clifton Bryant (writer) / Catherine Aselford (director)
- Laura Fontaine (writer) / Patrick Graham (director)
- Stephen Krzyzanowski (writer) / Kristen Pilgrim (director)
- Pamela Leahigh (writer) / Sara Bicker (director)
- Will Mallon (writer) / Katy Chmura (director)
Show Dates are Oct 5, 12, 19, 26.
We don’t yet know the venue, so it could be anywhere on this Earth… or BEYOND. (But probably somewhere in the DC area… actually, make that definitely.)
About Hope Operas
Every year, Hope Operas brings together approximately 60 theatre artists to create five new works to raise money for five worthy causes.
The shows are presented in serial format: On the first night, the audience sees the first episode (10-15 minutes) of all five. A week later, they see the second episode, and so on.
Each show raises money for a different worthy cause. Audiences vote for their favorite show each evening–the show with the most votes raises the most money for its nonprofit.
It’s theatre, it’s competition, it’s for a good cause… and it’s hilarious! Join us for Hope Operas 2015!