UrbanArias pulls off a seemingly impossible task with Independence Eve by Sidney Marquez Boquiren and Daniel Neer, a chamber opera of three scenes with two singers, which deals with race relations in the US from the recent past to the near future all within 70 minutes.
About Gillian Drake
Gillian Drake is a director, producer and dramaturg. She has worked at many of the DVM theaters over her long career. Presently she is co-producing a mini-festival of readings: New Works in Action which will feature a roster of 6 fantastic local women directors for Spooky Action Theater,June 17 - June 23. In the fall, she is curating an audience-interactive performance event called “The Privacy Challenge” which will coordinate plays, films and games around the theme of the changing nature of privacy rights and our individual freedoms.