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Newtown Odyssey Public Workshop

September 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 10:00 pm UTC-5

50-0-50-98 58th Rd, Maspeth

In conjunction with our ongoing Creekworthy series of events on and around the Newtown Creek, Flux Factory is happy collaborate with Newtown Odyssey and the Newtown Creek Alliance. Join early for a shore cleanup, with Newtown Odyssey’s waterborne opera at 6:30 – with Flux hosting an afterparty with live DJs and refreshments.

Schedule of events:
4-6 shore cleanup with NCA
6:30-7:30 GIA/GUIDE Public workshop with Newtown Odyssey
8-? Afterparty at Plank Road Public Shoreline with Flux Factory

This public workshop by Newtown Odyssey presents two scenes from the upcoming floating opera Newtown Odyssey, a collaborative project with Marie Lorenz (artist), Dana Spiotta (writer), Kurt Rohde (musician), with support from the Newtown Creek Alliance. The workshop will feature singer Charlotte Mundy, singer/horn player Kyra Sims, and percussionist Josh Perry, with an additional performance element by Melissa Brown.

The workshop builds on their Summer 2022 performance in Riverside Park as part of Re:Growth Riverside. This year, we bring together two contrasting scenes from Spiotta’s libretto: The Tour Guides and The Creek Being. In Sept. 2023, the full opera will be produced on moving vessels at Plank Road. 

Newtown Creek lies at a critical intersection between vibrant growth, chaotic collapse, and utter neglect, and thus becomes a perfect place to contemplate our current age. Through storytelling, sound, and our presence here, we hope to find paths forward.

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