Premiere of QUAKE, a multimedia operetta.
Description: In 2010, 7 out of 10 senior executives in the United States were white men. One day, a female colleague presents a pitch to her team and a board of executives for a new product line. As her presentation begins, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hits.
The building begins to shake. Chaos. Evacuation. The men rise to flee. This woman does not. She continues presenting.
The room: torn, afraid, suspended. The woman continues forth with her slides. A man changes his career... and what else?
A Natural Disaster, a fight for a system that subsumes and disregards ones corporeality, the suspension of reality through performance, persistence and power, high stakes gambling. Music, media and subversive queer joy... The story re-calibrates and investigates the narrative of victimization of women, specifically women of color in the the subtle and deadly politicized mechanization of corporate america.
Director: Kate Bergstrom
Co-writer: Octavia Chavez-Richmond
Composer + Performer: Martim Galvâo
Digital Poet + Performer: Todd Anderson
Soprano + Performer: Olivia Miller
Singer + Performer: Oriana Lada
Performer: Matt Lytle