“Least of My Children” at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor

I’m thrilled to announce that soon I’ll be returning to Berkeley Repertory Theatre (where I was a part of Dave Malloy’s “Octet” in 2022). I am among the over 100 local and national artists who will come together in the Summer Residency Lab of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

I will be workshopping a piece called “Least of My Children” that is very near and dear to me. Originally composed almost 40 years ago my late father, Loren Linnard, “Least of My Children” was miraculously rediscovered in a dusty old box during the pandemic after lying dormant since its creation. The opera was written during and about the AIDS crisis: it’s a stirring and timely meditation on love, family, heartbreak, miracles, and prestidigitation. 

I’m collaborating with director Caterina Nonis, music supervisor Andy Peterson, and actor Jen Anaya on revitalizing this forgotten queer Classic for the present day. The entire team is overjoyed to be continuing our development process at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor in July! More information about “Least of My Children” can be found here

 

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