August 22 + 23 | Roulette – Brooklyn
Primer for a Failed Superpower is an all-ages community concert featuring a multi-generational ensemble of teens, the TEAM, and Baby Boomers performing new arrangements of iconic protest songs–songs that have celebrated and questioned what it means to be an American throughout our country’s past and present.
Collaborating composers include Heather Christian (Mission Drift), Justin Ellington (Fetch Clay Make Man), Stephanie Ryan Johnstone (I’ll Never Love Again), Amy León (Something Melancholy), Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby (Bone Hill), Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange), and Yva Las Vegass (I Was Born In A Place Of Sunshine And The Smell Of Ripe Mangoes).
Initially commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival as part of the 2011 EIF Fringe Prize. Developed with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund, Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the JMJ Family Fund, the Puffin Foundation, National Theatre Studio, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, BRIC, and SMU Ignite/Arts.