A Z Space Residency
The Red Shades
A Trans Superhero Rock Opera
Workshop performances Friday July 26 (8pm) & Saturday, July 27 (7pm)
Created by Adrienne Price
Music by Adrienne Price, Matt Grandy, and Jeanine Adkisson
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe and Rotimi Agbabiaka
Mixing elements of a rock concert and musical theater, The Red Shades tells the story of Ida, a teenage trans girl, who runs away from home to escape the traumas of small-town life and joins a gang of trans superheroes squatting in the Tenderloin.
Concert versions of The Red Shades have been performed at El Rio, Starline Social Club, PianoFight, the Fresh Meat Festival, and the San Francisco Trans March 2018. It has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and on KPFA.
Z Space is supporting the ongoing development of the show. This FREE workshop performance is not the completed show, rather it will highlight some key scenes and musical performances from the show. You’ll get a chance to witness the process of building this into a complete new work.
The development of The Red Shades is supported in part by The Horizons Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.