THEARC Campus Projects
Thanks to all who supported our production of Voices of Zion: The Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project last May 2022.
The project was very successful in its initial iteration. We have now launched the next phase to further develop this project that we are calling:
DC Emancipation and The Vote
We plan to present the opera at THEARC in April 2024 in an initial staging in celebration of DC Emancipation Day on April 16.
THEARC in SE DC has invited Alliance for New Music-Theatre to be its Theatre-in-Residence as part of a Building-Bridges-Across-the-River partnership. In addition to developing this original work of music-theatre, we will offer student and family workshops, engage the community in conversation on issues of special relevance to the neighborhood.
No story is more important, but still relatively unknown to the greater Washington community and the nation, than the story of DC Emancipation (nine months earlier than Lincoln’s Proclamation of 1863) and the subsequent national election, where the first African American males voted just across the Anacostia River in Rose Park, in the then richly populated Black Georgetown neighborhood.
The opera DC Emancipation and The Vote will serve as a Bridges-Across-the-River project, serving to unite our racially and economically divided city, by bringing opportunities for the community to understand more fully the historical significance of the many contributions by African Americans.
Read More on our webpage HERE.
Since catching his acclaimed performance in Otello at Castleton, We have followed Javier Arrey’s work and are proud to announce he has accepted the lead role in the company’s original opera On the Road to Arivaca and a position as full company member. …