Rose Made Man
by Cohen New Works Festival, University of Texas

Apr. 14 - Apr. 17, 2015

The new opera Rose Made Man, a coming of age story of a trans man named Gabriel, is also a coming of gender story since Gabriel was assigned female at birth, but identifies as a boy. Born deaf and thus having never heard his gender clearly spoken by others, he lives in a relative bubble until age ten when he gains his hearing and feels the full force of how his identity unsettles society. The piece will feature a cast and chorus of 20 singers with a chamber orchestra performing music by Franklin Piland (MM Music Composition) and a libretto by Tegan McLeod (MFA Playwriting).Directed by David Toro, musical direction by Philp Bernard.

Rose Made Man
by Tegan McLeod and Franklin Piland
Cohen New Works Festival, University of Texas

April 14 - April 17, 2015
Lab Theatre
Between Jackson Geological Sciences Bldg (JGB) and the Winship Drama Bldg (WIN), near 24th and San Jacinto
University of Texas
Austin, TX, 78712

Free admission

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at noon
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. AND 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 17, at 10 a.m. AND 2:30 p.m.

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