As One | Painted Sky Opera
May 14 - 16, 2021 | Te Ata Theater
Livestream on demand through June 15
Music by Laura Kaminsky
Text by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Original film by Kimberly Reed
An Oklahoma Premiere
As One tells the coming-of-age story of a transgender woman whose journey is depicted with humor and empathy by two singers — Hannah before and Hannah after. The opera follows Hannah from childhood to college and adulthood to self-realization when she travels alone to a different country. This powerful and unforgettable work came to Oklahoma City in a new production after dozens of performances across the United States over the last five years.
Painted Sky Opera proudly presented As One in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary in the new Te Ata Theater. This was Painted Sky Opera’s first production at Oklahoma Contemporary.
Presented in English with string quartet. For in-person audiences, Painted Sky and Oklahoma Contemporary preceded this groundbreaking opera with a pre-show talk with members of the Oklahoma City transgender community. Saturday May 15 featured a talkback with the performers post-show.
Hannah Before - Ben Edquist
Hannah After - Lauren Cook
PSO Production Staff
Stage Director - Rob Glaubitz
Music Director - Jan McDaniel
Technical Director - Scott Hynes
Costume Designer - Becky McGuigan
Stage Manager - Lauren Hiemstra