DOG DAYS is a work of contemporary opera-theatre--for six singers, one actor and an amplified new music ensemble--that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. It asks: is it madness, delusion, or sheer animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where lies the line between animal and human, and at what point must we give in to our animal instincts merely to survive?
Commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair, Dog Days has since been performed at both Forth Worth Opera and LA Opera, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. It will make its New York City debut in winter 2016 at the annual Prototype Festival.