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Theatrical Co-World Premiere with FringeArts and La MaMa ETC

Rose: You Are Who You Eat

June 5-23, 2024

Jun 5, 2024
Wednesday
8:00 PM
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Jun 6, 2024
Thursday
8:00 PM
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Jun 7, 2024
Friday
8:00 PM
Jun 9, 2024
Sunday
7:00 PM
Jun 12, 2024
Wednesday
8:00 PM
Open Captioned Performance
Jun 13, 2024
Thursday
8:00 PM
Golden Ticket Night
Jun 14, 2024
Friday
8:00 PM
Open Captioned Performance; Pride Night!
Jun 15, 2024
Saturday
3:00 PM
Audio Described Performance
Jun 15, 2024
Saturday
8:00 PM
ASL Interpreted Performance
Jun 16, 2024
Sunday
2:00 PM
Masks Required
Jun 16, 2024
Sunday
7:00 PM
Jun 18, 2024
Tuesday
8:00 PM
Masks Required
Jun 20, 2024
Thursday
8:00 PM
Jun 21, 2024
Friday
8:00 PM
Jun 22, 2024
Saturday
3:00 PM
Audio Described Performance
Jun 22, 2024
Saturday
8:00 PM
Jun 23, 2024
Sunday
2:00 PM
Jun 23, 2024
Sunday
7:00 PM
ASL Interpreted Performance

Rose: You Are Who You Eat

Conceived, Written, and Performed by John Jarboe

compositions by emily bate, john jarboe, daniel de jesús, pax ressler, be steadwell

Arrangements by Heath Allen, Emily Bate, Daniel de Jesús, Pax Ressler, Be Steadwell

directed by mk Tuomanen
music direction by emily bate

CO-PRESENTED BY

CULTURAL DC

THE WASHINGTON BLADE

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH the Bearded Ladies Cabaret

A true story of gender feasting, set to music

Once upon a vine, John Jarboe’s aunt revealed that John not only had a twin sister in the womb, but that John consumed her: “You ate her. That’s why you are the way you are.” This was a lot for John to swallow! In this musical shrine to the consumed twin, named Rose, John welcomes you into a feast of gender through song, storytelling, and a full plate of wordplay.

From a commission by Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Accessibility Performances

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

Saturday, June 15th, 8pm
Sunday, June 23rd, 2pm

OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, June 12th, 8pm
Friday, June 14th, 8pm

Audio Described PERFORMANCES

Saturday, June 15th, 3pm
Saturday, June 22nd, 3pm

MASK REQUIRED PERFORMANCES

Sunday, June 16th, 2pm
Tuesday, June 18th, 8pm

Talk Backs (Immediately Following)

Golden Ticket Night Pre-Show Event:

Thursday, June 13th, 8pm

LGBTQ+ Affinity Night:

Friday, June 14th, 8pm

Matinee:

Sunday, June 23rd, 2pm

Special Guests & Performances

Content Transparency & Environmental Warning

PERFORMED BY

Keys

Yifan Huang

Drums

Mel Regn

CREATIVE TEAM

Creator & Performer

Director

MK Tuomanen

Music Director

Production Supervisor

Molly Prunty

Scenic & Video Designer

Lighting Designer

Costume Designer

Rebecca Kanach

Sound Designer

Damien Figueras

Original Sound Designer

Original Production Stage Manager

Nic Labadie-Bartz

Production Manager

Brian Freeland

Additional Dramaturgical Support

Sally Ollove

Producer

Associate Producer

Carlos Diaz Stoop

melodic, bespangled, generous… both true and truly wild

Vulture

The [Under the Radar] festival’s tastiest morsel…stellar songs

Slant Magazine

Rose was commissioned by Works & Process and developed in collaboration with The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. The work was created during the pandemic in Works & Process bubble residencies at Mount Tremper Arts and Bethany Arts Community, with the support of the Mellon Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation. Early iterations of Rose were presented by Works & Process in the Guggenheim Rotunda (2021) Guggenheim Theater (2022), and CulturalDC (2022).