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above the noise

featuring Imani Russell as Sanam

via Dixon Place:


Above the Noise, an oratorio composed by Daphne Gampel, explores the experience of young adults questioning, reaffirming, discarding, and deepening their relationships with religion in an increasingly secular society. As we grow up, we often find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of questioning ideas and beliefs we’ve always held as true. Our world expands, and we are unsure how our familiar little corner of it fits into the larger tapestry. Updating traditional oratorio form through jazz-inflected, folk-pop-choral music, Gampel weaves interview-based narratives to create a shared space of stories and interconnected differences.

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molly bogin
xander browne
kenyon duncan
daphne gampel
alex o’shea
imani russell
rose stoller
cassie willson
wenxuan xue


becket cerny
daniel durst
kevin garcia
chris peters


Composed, Music Directed, and Arranged by Daphne Gampel
Directed by Ryan Dobrin
Produced by Henry Lombino
Stage Managed by Emily Bubeck
Originally Developed with Ramsay Burgess
Associate Produced by Immi Chaudhry
Assistant Music Directed by Ian Miller

Dramaturgy by David L. Caruso
Light Design by Sam Driver
Sound Design by Nicky Young
Program Art by Erin Bundock

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