A Mystery Rite for Spring


Libretto by Kamara Thomas

Music by Kamara Thomas & Matthew Whyte

Additional songs by Gabriel Berezin, Emily Denton & Suzan Hurtuk


LISTEN to selected songs from "Bulgaria" HERE:

All images by Gervasio Gallardo

All images by Gervasio Gallardo

BULGARIA is a dark musical fairy tale in development, based on the myth of Persephone and the Eleusinian mystery rites of ancient Greece.

The story:  Two suicidal women arrive in an alternate reality--  "Bulgaria", a land of eternal winter populated by neurotics and ruled by mysterious bird-women.  The heroines must undertake a journey into the unknown to search for the jewel that will bring Spring to the land. 

A chorus of women comments on the adventure, dance-morphing into flocks of birds, a great tree, and The Minnesinger Sphoenix-- a fantastical moth-beetle-butterfly being.  Giant puppets and pictograms parade through the audience, entwining a modern ritual throughout the story.  

BULGARIA is a theatre spectacle and community rite that celebrates the transition from Winter to Spring, coming soon to a performance landscape near you...