|| produced by Divergence Vocal Theater | performed November 2010 at Obsidian Arts Space, Houston, TX | directed by Misha Penton | scenic design by David Brown | costume design by Sarah Mosher | lighting & video design by Megan M. Reilly | photography by Sarah Mosher and Dave Nickerson ||
Selkie, A Sea Tale was an original opera composed by Elliot Cooper Cole, written by Misha Penton, and conceived collaboratively between Penton and myself. The creative team worked primarily on Google Wave, a great (if short-lived) tool for collaborating in real time with artists online, before meeting in Houston to put our ideas on stage.
From the Feldenkrais Center of Houston Blog, 11.8.2010: "The lighting by Megan Reilly was at first whimsical, then provided a heartbreaking ambiance for the inevitable conclusion of love lost – or at least, different than you thought it would be. In concert with David Brown’s stunning minimalist set installation, consisting of three large metal frames, wrapped in layer upon layer of cling-wrap, the effect was inviting, engaging, and a thing of beauty."