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Everything for Dawn Premiere Screening Event at Anthology Film Archives (Site)

Saturday October 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$22.16 – $80.04

After four years of planning and production, we are thrilled to finally share the complete video opera Everything for Dawn! Join for this one-night-only screening of all ten episodes before the full opera is broadcast on All Arts during a 5-week period starting October 7.

This screening will be split into three acts of the opera, with a brief intermission between each act. We encourage you to dress festively for the premiere and come early to join for conversation and celebration.

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 – 6:00pm – Red Carpet and Photos
  • 6:00pm – Start of the Screening (3 parts with brief intermissions between parts)
  • 9:45pm – End of the Screening

Created in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Everything for Dawn is an original coming-of-age story spanning the 1990s. Dawn is a teenager dealing with the impact of her father’s suicide. Her personal tragedy becomes public when his paintings become celebrated as “outsider art.” With each episode written by a different librettist/composer pairing, and all under the direction of Alison Moritz, this epic new video opera series is an examination of the ways we seek solace in a broken world, community intersectionality, and the rationale for making art.

A web streaming series of daring ambition, Everything for Dawn is the epitome of what Experiments in Opera stands for—fun, intimate storytelling, with a strong feeling of an artistic community at work.

The team of writers in the EiO Writers’ Room who collaborated on the libretto for Everything for Dawn includes  Jason Cady, Adrienne Danrich, Lauren D’Errico, Krista Knight, Jerry Lieblich, and Jerome A. Parker.

The ten composers who each wrote a 15-minute episode of the full opera are: Clarice Assad, Jason Cady, Melissa Dunphy, Miguel Frasconi, Paul Kerekes, Phil Kline, Pauline Kim, Aaron Siegel, Kamala Sankaram, and Matthew Welch.


Mac Logan, Aaron Engebreth

Dawn Logan, Britt Hewitt

Gloria Logan, Sishel Claverie

Carla, Eliza Bonet

Anya, Maggie Finnegan

Ed, Joshua Conyers

Dr. Slade, Laura Strickling

Joy, Meroë Khalia Adeeb


Karl Larson, Piano

Tristan Kasten-Krause, Bass

Matthew Evans, Percussion

Hannah Levinson, Viola

Maya Bennardo, Violin

Will Healy, Piano


Director, Alison Moritz

Associate Director, Ian Silverman

Director of Photography, Eric Thomas Paton

Associate Director of Photography/ Editor, Travis Ford

Production Designer, Jean Kim

Technical Directors, Steven Brenman and Kya Naugle

Props Master, Jessica Smith

Costume Associate, Don-yá Ortiz

Projection Designer, Michael Redman

Lighting Designer, Stacey Boggs

Lighting Associate, Betsy Chester

Music Director, David Bloom

Sound Engineer, Jeff Cook


Saturday October 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$22.16 – $80.04
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Anthology Film Archives
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New York, NY NY 10003 United States
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