On June 4, 2016, The National YoungArts Foundation presented Outside the Box: Jay Scheib’s Carmen featuring YoungArts alumni India Carney, Aaron Casey, D’Angelo Lacy, Asia Stewart, Wes Goodrich and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner with additional performances by Amanda Crider, Donna Lane Downey, CJ Baik, Karen Louise Feller, Linda Ann Deighan, Veronica Fink-Menvielle, Julia Dean McGuire, Lievens Castillo, Kenya Rowley, Thomas Ball, Gibson Dorce and Musimelange; Music Direction by Myra Huang, Art Direction by Sara Brown, Video Design by Joshua Higgason, Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best; Produced by YoungArts, Adapted and Directed by Jay Scheib.
Staged as a work-in-process-process-in-work on a new adaptation of Carmen based on the opera of Bizet as a faint homage to the adaptations of Godard and Preminger, and the fantasy of Hemingway. Jealousy and poverty and love-at-first-sight madness in this environmental live cinema opera conceived for amplified voices, piano, and two roving cameras mixed live to the side of a building in Miami.
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