Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

Featuring: Roomful of Teeth with Alicia Hall Moran & Isaiah Robinson

Performances at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, 7:30 pm
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, 2:00pm


Since their Celebrity Series debut on Stave Sessions in 2015, Roomful of Teeth has capitulated to rockstar status in the new music world. Come see Teeth's return in the first theatrical production of Triptych (Eyes of One on Another). In this new performance piece, music, poetry, and photography come together in a theatrical context, exploring the impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work on the lives and careers of composer and Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner (The National) and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle. Mapplethorpe’s pictures both unite and divide viewers, provoking a consideration of perceived opposites–their literal as well emotional and cultural meanings – Black/White, Male/Female, Gay/Straight, Art/Porn, Classical/Contemporary. His pictures seduce, shock, offend, excite, intrigue and scare us all at once. The work puts the audience inside the artist’s viewfinder, inside his beautiful, bold, voracious view of how nature and humans look, touch, feel, hurt and love one another.

This work may contain a frank discussion of sexuality and may include images depicting sexuality and nudity.

Composed by Bryce Dessner
Libretto by korde arrington tuttle 
Featuring words by Essex Hemphill & Patti Smith
Directed by Kaneza Schaal
Featuring Roomful of Teeth with Alicia Hall Moran & Isaiah Robinson
Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann in Cooperation with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Music Direction & Conducting by Brad Wells 
Set & Costume Design by Carlos Soto
Lighting Design by Yuki Nakase
Video by Simon Harding
Associate Director Jennifer Harrison Newman

Presented by AE logo in association with Celebrity Series of Boston and New England Conservatory.

“like a perfect storm”

LA Times

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.

Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

219 Tremont Street, Boston