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Presentation by Dawn Sonntag — Opera: “For Life”
June 14 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom presentation link (go here at time of presentation to watch): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86997739502
Meeting ID: 869 9773 9502
Dawn Sonntag’s opera “For Life,” with a libretto by Harvard-trained psychologist, dialogical therapist, and film director Kermit Cole, brings to attention the problem of iatrogenic illness caused by a for-profit mental health care system. This opera, which will be premiered online in late spring as part of the Cleveland Opera Theater’s New Opera Works festival, captures the extreme, timeless, even absurd aspects of medication-induced infirmity. At one of the most significant moments of change in world history, at a time when peoples’ distresses are generally met with a misguided, often dangerous, response, this opera calls for a seismic shift in models of care and treatment for life’s inevitable challenges.
For information on Dawn Sonntag, please visit: https://www.dawnsonntag.com/
Social Time: ~7:15PM (PDT)
Presentation Time: 7:30PM
Second Presentation Time: 8:15PM
These presentations are part of a monthly series by our members. They are typically held the second Monday of every month. For more information on the series, please see https://cascadiacomposers.org/monthly-presentations/