Five Sopranos, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Percussion and Piano – 20 minutes
My Heart Iz Open is a theatrical music project. Opera? Cantata? Music Theater? I have no idea. It is in progress and changing with every new performance. The subject, My Heart Iz Open, comes from a collection of inadvertently received emails. In this collection of messages a man joins an online dating community and liaises with many women eventually settling on one in particular, My Heart Iz Open, an irrepressible spirit who relentlessly pursues him with desperate insistence.
The second scene, My Heart Iz Open, introduces the character My Heart Iz Open. She is an earnest and sincere woman seeking companionship. She relentlessly pursues the man’s affections through emails and messaging. In this scene, a chorus underscores her plea with details from her profile. The scene turns from zealous flirtation to intense yearning.
2. R U There?
premiere 5.11.13 The National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL.