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About

BIRDS IN THE MOON is a traveling chamber opera staged in a mobile state of the art, self-contained, shipping container – a theatrical magic moving box. The storyline for BIRDS is loosely based on the eccentric theory by 17th Century scientist Charles Morton, who hypothesized that birds migrate to the moon. According to Morton, birds migrated every year to the moon. Some came back, the rest were lost in space. Morton’s eccentricity serves the libretto with its main theme, the journey of the migrant – using the bird as a metaphor for a person.

Some of the most important sociopolitical issues we will continue to face in this century are no doubt immigration, migration, human trafficking and human rights. Our BIRDS is certainly hinged around these larger topics, but focuses solely on a fantastical story of one migrant’s journey and her children’s fate.

Lights, sound, video and props are all powered by contemporary solar energy battery cells concealed in the bottom of the shipping container, and the work can be staged anywhere a container can be parked, without external power supply. With this ultimate flexibility, BIRDS IN THE MOON can be presented in remote locations, in theatrical spaces, inside or outside, essentially, bringing the theater to the people.