THE WAGGING CRAZE
Ars Nova’s ANTFest | June 2019
An absurdist operatic re-writing of American social and political history in the 1960s that "leaps down a dizzying rabbit hole of masculinity and spiritual awakening," raising questions about the nature of masculinity as it manifests in U.S. public policy through poetic text, songs, and documentary reporting around a "mysterious male bonding ritual that plunged america into a frenzy of chaos and decadence."
Written, Composed, and Performed by Joseph White
Directed by Anne Cecelia DeMelo
Lighting Design by Andrew DG Hunt + Jasmine Lesane
Photos by Ben Arons