Stephanie Vlahos’s boutique company, Opera Posse, hit the ground running with a critically-acclaimed production of Amahl and the Night Visitors at California’s State Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, with Malcolm Macdowell reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales.
Her hybrid production with freely conceived lyrics by Stephanie and interpolated pop songs by young high school students entitled, Carmen High (after the opera Carmen), was not only featured in Getty Images with a rave review from Broadway World, it also received 5-stars at the Edinburgh Fringe.
These initial projects inspired a new sense of direction in project work – large collaborations that address the community. Storytellers reflect cultural progression: where we have come from and where we are going. Sometimes reflection is the better part of valor, sometimes projection is our salvation.
Opera Posse is a large grab bag of process dedicated to different forms of storytelling from becoming an artist learning to better tell your story or platforming stories that ought to be told through collaboration.
This is a one-stop-shop for students and professionals. An opportunity to share, blog, and create with mindful intention.
Directed and created by 5-star Fringe director, Stephanie Vlahos, WeARE brings together musicians and performers from Edinburgh, Los Angeles and beyond. It features gifted children onstage with professional performers in an exchange that is both joyous and poignant as we celebrate those who have inspired us through storytelling, dance, singing, and a rockin’ beat. This is a story about the moon. This is a story about the glowing icons that we look to and attempt to reach. This is a story about strength through love, healing through the power of self. WeARE… the change.