MALLORY CATLETT

DIRECTOR/dramaturg

Scarlet Ibis

A new opera I am directing. Composed by Stefan Weisman with libretto by David Cote. It is an adaptation of James Hurst’s short story by the same name. We are working with puppet designer Tom Lee and set designer Joe Silovsky. This is a scene that we staged for CultureMart at HERE Arts Center where it is being developed in conjunction with American Opera Projects. It features Hai-Ting Chinn and Eric Brenner. They are working with a puppet designed by Tom Lee, but not the one that he is designing for the Scarlet Ibis. This is our first attempt at having the singers animate a puppet, who will play the central role if the opera.