Opera

As a librettist, Shoshana has written two short operas with American Opera Projects (AOP) as part of a collaboration with AOP and the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

“The Community”
Composer: Kevin Cummines
Librettist: Shoshana Greenberg
Running Time: 30 minutes

It’s 400 years in the future, and humanity has rebuilt itself after an apocalyptic event that sent the survivors into another dark age. The only artifact they have from the previous civilization is a book on the history of the Stonewall Uprising. A madcap dystopian comedy that asks, what happens when a society is built on the story of Stonewall and what happens when someone wants to deviate from the norms?

Originally workshopped as part of The Stonewall Operas, a collaboration with American Opera Projects (AOP) and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, at NYU’s Shubert Theatre and The Stonewall Inn on May 18, 19, and 20, 2019.
Watch a video of the production.
More information here.

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“Margaret”
Composer: Paulo Tirol
Librettist: Shoshana Greenberg
Running time: 13 minutes

Mark and Hattie, a young couple, stumble home drunk through Fort Greene Park in the early morning. Mark is frustrated because Hattie won’t take an important step in their relationship and he accuses her of not taking risks. When she insists she does take risks, he dares her to prove it by breaking into the park’s crypt where she finds the ghost of a mad woman whose husband died on the Revolutionary War prison ships.

Originally workshopped as part of Park and Bark, a collaboration with American Opera Projects (AOP) and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program on May 7, 2016.
More information can be found here.

Tenor Blake Friedman and Soprano Amelia Watkins in "Margaret". Photo by Matt Gray for AOP.

Tenor Blake Friedman and Soprano Amelia Watkins in “Margaret”. Photo by Matt Gray for AOP.