A Z Space Residency
The Red Shades
A Trans Superhero Rock Opera
November 30 & December 1 at Z Space
Written by: Adrienne Price
Music by: Adrienne Price, Matt Grandy, and Jeanine Adkisson
The Red Shades is a trans superhero rock opera, written by local artist Adrienne Price, starring Grammy award winner LeahAnn Mitchell!
Mixing elements of a rock concert and musical theater, it showcases the talent of trans and queer artists of color. The show 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 development of the show in November 2018 to gear up for a full production in 2019. This work-in-progress performance will give you a taste of what’s coming your way…
Admission is free, with a suggested donation level. Reservations are strongly encouraged.