Thomas Paine in Violence


THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE is the new electroacoustic psychedelic opera-sermon created by Paul Pinto [thingNY, Varispeed, Great Comet] set in a radio station in the afterlife of the Founding Father and international activist. Legendary vocalist Joan La Barbara portrays Paine struggling to broadcast a message of economic justice amidst a whirlwind of lightning-quick singing, autotuned shock-jockery, gadgets, voices, instruments, and sonic chaos.
Presented by and at HERE as part of their 25th Season commissioning and producing hybrid theatre work In association with the estimable ensemble thingNY

Starring: Joan La Barbara, Christian Luu, Andrew Mayer, Pat Muchmore, Paul Pinto, Eddie Rodriguez Jr., Mélanie Genin, Andrew Livingston, Erin Rogers, Kathryn Sloat, and Jeffrey Young

Directed by Rick Burkhardt
Lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Scenic design by Carolyn Mraz
Sound design by Philip White
Choreography by Chloe Treat
Sound engineer: Gus Callahan
Production stylist: Aliza Simons
Stage manager: Alex B. West