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Angel's Bone Du Yun and Royce Vavrek

About the show

World Premiere

Angel’s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails…then lock them in a room and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains. Angel’s Bone melds chamber music, theatre, punk rock, opera, cabaret, and electronics, exploring the dark effects and motivations behind modern-day slavery and the trafficking industry. 

Angel's Bone is a part of our fourth annual PROTOTYPE Festival, co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects. For more information on the artists, works and events in this year's festival please visit the PROTOTYPE website.


Music by Du Yun
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Music Direction by Julian Wachner
Directed by Michael McQuilken

Scenic Design by Matt Saunders
Lighting Design by Yi Zhao
Costume Design by Kate Fry
Projections Designer Hannah Wasileski
Choregrapher Christy Lee
Stage Manager Catherine Costanzo
Production Manager Karen Walcott, James Fry
Line Producer Katie Naka
Sound Engineer Jay Eigenmann
Assistant Stage Manager Cressa Amundsen
Assistant Conductor Samuel McCoy
Rehearsal Pianist/Vocal Coach Mila Henry
Assistant Director/Supertitles Anne Cecelia Haney

Mrs. X.E. – Abigail Fischer
Mr. X.E. – Kyle Pfortmiller
Girl Angel – Jennifer Charles
Boy Angel – Kyle Bielfield

Featuring the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY

Additional Credits:
Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Eric Brenner, Tomas Cruz, Clifton Massey, Thomas McCargar, Scott Mello, Molly Netter, Timothy Parsons, Melanie Russell, Jonathan Woody

Novus NY: Thomas Bergeron (Trumpet), Stuart Breczinski (Oboe), Adam Cockerham (Lute), David Cossin (Percussion), Anna Elashvili (Violin), Catherine Rose Gregory (Flute), Stephanie Griffin (Viola), Chris Gross (Cello), Moran Katz (Clarinet), Ian Rosenbaum (Percussion), Ben Vokits (Tuba)

Video Engineer Jonathan Brenner
Master Electrician Justin Nardecchia
Set Construction Jackie Denise Young
Costume Construction Julia Bowers, Karen Boyer, Anjia Jalac, Marea Judilla
Music Librarian Harrison Joyce

Originally commissioned by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
Completion co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE
Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects, HERE, and Trinity Wall Street
Co-presented with 3LD Art & Technology Center



$17 with PROTO Pack

January 6-17

January 6, 10, 12-17 @ 7PM
January 9 @ 3PM

Run time 80 mins

At 3LD Arts & Technology Center

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