FRI, JUNE 20 - Durham, NC
6:30 - 8:30PM
FREE!! 3rd Friday Concert
WEDS, JULY 9 - New York
doors 6PM, show 7:30PM sharp!
Presenting: Songs from Tularosa
TULAROSA is a song-cycle and musical theatre work-in-development that explores the mythology of the American West and the cultural, economic, religious and environmental movements that have shaped the American Dream.
The songs were first inspired by my study of the Tularosa region of New Mexico, an arid expanse of land that has been fought over for centuries-- first by the native tribes of the region, then by incoming Mexican farmers, Texas ranchers, railroaders and eastern capitalists. Additional songs were inspired by my expanded study of various American religious movements, social migrations and the exploitation and shaping of the American landscape. As a storytelling work, Tularosa is a meditation on the history and outcomes of underlying American mythologies-- specifically, beliefs in manifest destiny, land exploitation, technological progress, government-sanctioned violence and puritanism.