Manhood: Masculinity

(In Development)

An original staged song cycle developed with and for NATHAN GUNN that asks what it means to be a man in the 21st century. With music by two of America’s leading composers,  Michael Gordon and Du Yun,  and direction by Michael McQuilken, these original songs explore the mythic struggle of manhood and the yearning for initiation that underpins our current cultural and spiritual moment. With a chamber ensemble and multimedia dreamscape, one man enters the wilderness of his own heart, faces the dark night of his soul, and awakens to the possibility of wholeness and healing that starts at home.

Co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and Spoleto USA for premiere in May 2019.