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Hymns Preview at The Getty Extended

The preview of our visual album of Homeric Hymns has now been extended through June! Watch it now on the Getty Villa’s website. These in-development videos are being presented as a part of the Getty’s Theater Lab. You can also stream and purchase the audio album now via bandcamp  An album of new music and accompanying videos; seven chapters from Four […]

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Hymns now previewing online

For the next two weeks, we will preview our new visual album via the Getty Villa’s website. These in-development videos are being presented as a part of the Getty’s Theater Lab. The completed album is now available for streaming and purchase via bandcamp It’s our favorite collection of songs, sung out by a spectacular digitally-assembled international chorus […]

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ELEVEN 2021 Ovation Awards!

We’re so grateful to the LA theatre community who have honored our production Frankenstein with 11 Ovation Awards (for the 2019/2020 theatre season in Los Angeles). We’re thrilled to have this recognition from our peers. 2021 Ovation Awards Presented to the Wallis for our original adaptation and production: Best Play Frankenstein / Best Direction Mat Diafos Sweeney / Best Choreography Sebastian Peters-Lazaro / […]

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Sharing Resources

This week we’ve been reading and listening to our AAPI family, friends, collaborators, and community, who have bravely and generously shared their responses to the murders in Atlanta and the ongoing surge of anti-Asian violence. We stand in solidarity and reprehension. We acknowledge our participation in the gnarled and tangled cultural framework of white supremacy […]


Hymns for the 21st century

We are unveiling the first draft of our new project this weekend at the Getty Villa. This new music and performance piece is adapted from the Homeric Hymns. Read on for a primer on the source material, and a discussion of why the hymns matter to us in the 21st century from creator/composer Mat Sweeney: […]

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On Flaubert, St Antoine, & Nice

Gustave Flaubert‘s The Temptation of St Antony is an interrogation of humanity’s religious impulse. The author was compelled and repulsed by the subject in equal measure. He loathed the irrationality and dangerous indoctrination he perceived in the church, but adored the ritual, tradition, curiosity and joyful communion that springs from the same well. We’ve spent the last few years wrestling with Flaubert’s gorgeous […]