Adam’s Run: A video opera by Rhymes With Opera
Screening: Adam’s Run
Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. — FilmScene | View Schedule
The first video opera produced by ensemble Rhymes With Opera is a dark comedy set against the wild weather of our dystopian climate (near) future. Lust defeats ideology as the opposing worldviews of an Existentialist Weather Woman and a Televangelist building an Ark for his flock collide in the town of Adam’s Run, as a massive hurricane approaches. The film uses our own obsessions with our screens to help project us into this grim, but funny, future.
Rachel Dwiggins, who directed the film, will be joined by Ruby Fulton, who wrote the music, and librettist Baynard Woods.
About Ruby Fulton
Originally from Cherokee, Iowa, composer and musician Ruby Fulton uses experimental music to investigate popular culture, political issues, and altered mental states. As Co-Artistic Director of Rhymes With Opera, Fulton has created and performed experimental vocal and chamber opera works in Baltimore and New York City. She performs on violin, horns and keys. She currently lives in Moscow, Idaho where she teaches composition and music theory at the University of Idaho.
About Rachel Dwiggins
Rachel Dwiggins is the Baltimore-based filmmaker behind Rhymes with Opera’s video opera Adam’s Run. As a video editor and graphic artist producing work that runs the gamut from broadcast television to experimental theater, she has a dedication to producing great storytelling and beautiful music on screens big and small. Her passions include: trivial knowledge, moonbounces, and quoting “The Simpsons” as often as possible.
About Baynard Woods
Woods is the author of Coffin Point: The Strange Cases of Ed McTeer, Witchdoctor Sheriff, a nonfiction book which is being developed into a television program. He is editor at large at the Baltimore City Paper and writes the syndicated column “Democracy In Crisis”, which appears in each issue of Little Village, and in several other alternative papers around the country.