Created with poet/librettist Saul Williams and director Patricia McGregorPlace is an 80-minute staged oratorio scored for 18 instrumentalists and 6 singers considering the topic of gentrification. Co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Barbican Centre and Beth Morrison Projects, Place will see its premiere in Fall 2018.

Vocalists: 
Steven Bradshaw
Josephine Lee
Isaiah Robinson
Sol Ruiz
Allison Semmes
Ayanna Woods

Band:
Braylon Lacy, electric bass
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Philip White, live electronics
RC Williams, keyboard
Ron Wiltrout, drums

Music by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Saul Williams and Ted Hearne
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Scenic design by Sanford Biggers
Video design by Tim Brown
Lighting design by Pablo Santiago

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects and the Los Angeles Philharmonic


 Ayanna Woods performs "A Thought," from  Place

Ayanna Woods performs "A Thought," from Place

Ted Hearne, Patricia McGregor and Saul Williams discuss PLACE as part of the Works&Process series at the Guggenheim Museum in New York

 scenic design by Sanford Biggers

scenic design by Sanford Biggers

 Steven Bradshaw in "Place"

Steven Bradshaw in "Place"

 Sol Ruiz in "Place"

Sol Ruiz in "Place"

 full cast, crew and band following our LA Philharmonic workshop of Place in April 2018

full cast, crew and band following our LA Philharmonic workshop of Place in April 2018