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CALL FOR COMPOSERS, VOCALISTS, ACTORS, AND MUSICIANS

TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC ART PERFORMANCE

ALONG PORTLAND AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT ROUTES

MAY 14-17, 2010



"Bus Stop Opera: Portland" is looking for composers, vocalists, actors and

musicians to participate in a musical performances along Portland public

transit routes.



Bus Stop Opera agitates the routine private space within public

transportation rides through conversation and transform the everyday

public space of bus stops around urban areas through operatic performance

of the same conversations. Collected conversations are composed into

libretto and score for ten to thirty minute operatic performances at

corresponding bus stops.



Public performances take place along city area transit routes, with found

audiences/participants. All cast and crew utilize public transit to travel

from one bus stop to the next at the completion of each opera and may

perform en route to next act or full performance.



"Bus Stop Opera: Portland" is part of an upcoming symposium that

concentrates on socially engaged art "Open Engagement: Making Things,

Making Things Better, Making Things Worse", May 14-17 in Portland, Oregon.



Please contact Dawn Weleski, dawnweleski@gmail.com, if interested.



Open Engagement

http://openengagement.info/



Bus Stop Opera

www.busstopopera.com



NPR story, May 2009:

http://bit.ly/10md4Z



NY Times story, May 2009:

http://nyti.ms/13jgeb



NY Daily News, May 2009:

http://bit.ly/UDTNv



Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 2009:

http://bit.ly/98RU1v