Songs About Trains
Tuesday, April 17 at 7 PM
Wednesday, April 18 at 3 PM and 7 PM
Created by Radical Evolution
Directed by Rebecca Martínez and Taylor Reynolds
Conceived by Beto O’Byrne and Meropi Peponides
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
Tickets are $10
Presented as part of the Rough Draft Festival
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center @ LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, E-241
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
Songs About Trains has been a joy to work on over the past several months, and I am thrilled to be a part of this latest iteration in the Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. The team has been gathering songs in different languages, exploring instrumentation and digging into the little-known details about the lives of workers from all over the world, spanning several transformative decades from the 1860's to early 1900's.
SONGS ABOUT TRAINS is a celebration of the many cultures that contributed to the building of the cross country rail system in the United States. Through music and performance, Songs About Trains grapples with the thorny realities of immigration, labor, Manifest Destiny, and pillaging of Native American land that are central to our history, and uplifts the victories of a multicultural, multilingual workforce that made our country what it is today.
I am extremely excited to be working on this new project and we can't wait to share with you these incredible stories of perseverance and adventure. I hope you will come see what we have going on!!