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Artomatic 2017, March-May 2017, Crystal City, Virginia

Photo of two women laughing while looking at A Roadkill Opera's set and sheet music
Two new fans catch a laugh perusing A Roadkill Opera‘s interactive display at Artomatic 2017 in Crystal City, Virginia

When?
March 24-May 6, 2017

Thanks to all who came to Artomatic 2017 in Crystal City in March, April & May! A large banner showing highlights of the journey of A Roadkill Opera from Artomatic 2012 to the studio to the GRAMMYs to the world premiere performances in 2016 was stationed in the doorway to our gallery on the fifth floor (near the stage and bar).

You were invited to:

  1. Take a selfie on the set
  2. Lip-sync over the studio album
  3. Karaoke over the backing tracks
  4. Send a link to roadkillopera@icloud.com

Well, you can still do items 2 through 4. More of the hilarious lyric videos and karaoke videos are being posted as they are ready.

Artomatic 2016, November-December 2016, Potomoc, Maryland

When?
November 3 – December 9
Thursdays:
Noon – 10:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays:
Noon – 12:00 midnight
Sundays:
Noon – 6:00 PM
Closed Monday Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day

Where?
12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854

Flier describing artist talk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Artomatic 2016 in Potomac, Maryland

Stephan Alexander Parker, who wrote the thing, will share how Artomatic was instrumental in bringing an opera about an improv comedy troupe in 1980s Wyoming from a stand-and-sing workshop at Artomatic 2012 to attending the GRAMMYs in 2015 to a world premiere production in January 2016 and performance by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) in October 2016.Come to an artist talk about A Roadkill Opera’s journey from Artomatic 2012 to the GRAMMYs in February 2015.  Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. Or, come see the Roadkill Opera installation at

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA), October 2016

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) will produce two FREE fully staged performances of A Roadkill Opera.

Friday
October 21, 2016
7 pm & 8:30 pm
James Lee Community Theater
Falls Church, Virginia
Lobby card showing cast head shots and dates for A Roadkill Opera, October 21, 2016, James Lee Community Theater, Falls Church, Virginia. Shows at 7 & 830 pm
The stellar cast for the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia’s production of A Roadkill Opera returns four players from the world premiere
Postcard with details on the October 21, 2016 performances of A Roadkill Opera by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia
The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) will present two FREE performances of A Roadkill Opera at 7:00 and 8:30 pm on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the James Lee Community Theater in Falls Church, Virginia

Postcard announcing two FREE shows of A Roadkill OperaA Roadkill Opera, the underground opera sensation that had its world premiere performances in January 2016 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in Washington DC, will be presented and accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) for two shows on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the James Lee Community Theater in Falls Church, Virginia. From the January 2016 show are pictured Holly (Laura Whermeyer), Eddie (Alan Naylor) and Marvin (Christopher Dews)

Artomatic@Frederick, June  2016

Music director, conductor, and director Jeffrey Dokken, together with Stephan Alexander Parker, who wrote the thing–will be at Artomatic@Frederick on June 4, 2016 at 5 pm. Or see Parker at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 21, 2016.

Gaithersburg Book Festival, May 2016

At the Hall of Exhibiting Authors (fourth appearance at the GBF)

Saturday
May 21, 2016
10am – 6pm
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds
Gaithersburg, Maryland

You can meet the librettist Stephan Alexander Parker at the 6th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland on May 21, 2016. This is Parker’s fourth time exhibiting there, showcasing the revamped 2016 world premiere performances edition of  A Roadkill Opera, the 2013 studio recording of it,  and his 2013 book If you see roadkill, think opera.

A Roadkill Opera DIY was featured at the 2015 event. The Gaithersbook Book Festival also featured Parker and Dokken on their page on March 28, 2015.

Free admission and parking!

See the blog entry from the 2014 GBF posted by Robin Ferrier at http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/exhibiting-author-stephan-alexander-parker-roadkill-opera/ 

After appearing at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, the Town Courier’s Pam Schipper wrote in the June 18, 2014 edition “Parker’s ‘A Roadkill Opera’ Is Pure Punk.” Check it out at http://towncourier.com/parkers-a-roadkill-opera-is-pure-punk/

Artomatic@Frederick, May-June 2016

From Artomatic to the GRAMMYs: A Roadkill Opera is the title of the artist talk to be given by music director, conductor, and director Jeffrey Dokken, together with Stephan Alexander Parker, who wrote the thing, at Artomatic@Frederick on June 4, 2016 at 5 pm.

See our display at Artomatic@Frederick  in Frederick, Maryland.  www.artomaticfrederick.org

WHEN

May 7, – June 10, 2016
Hours:
Wednesdays 3 pm – 9 pm
Thursdays 3 pm – 9 pm
Fridays 12 pm – 11 pm   Live Music (Various Genres)
Saturdays 9 am – 11 pm   Live Music (Various Genres)
Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in  Washington, DC, January 2016

January 8-9, 2016, will be the Washington DC premiere of fully staged performances of A Roadkill Opera at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. Shows at 6:30 and 8:30 pm each night. Details to come–tickets go on sale October 31 at noon. Buy tickets for A Roadkill Opera – world premiere performances

Postcard with cast, artistic staff, dates and costs for seeing A Roadkill Opera in Washington DC on January 8-9, 2016
Details for seeing the world premiere performances of A Roadkill Opera are shown on this postcard. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets at roadkilloperadc@bpt.me

Artomatic 2015, October-December 2015, Hyattsville, Maryland

Parker & Dokken will talk about the road from Artomatic 2012 to the February 2015 GRAMMYs at Artomatic 2015 at 6 pm on Friday, October 30. Look for them listed as Librettist. They will sample clips from their 2013 studio album and preview the January 8-9, 2016, Washington DC premiere of fully staged performances of A Roadkill Opera. Check out the video of the “stand and sing” workshop at Artomatic 2012 at http://youtu.be/g0K6Il7m1W4.

Beginning at noon on October 31, 2015, you can go to Brown Paper Tickets to buy tickets for A Roadkill Opera – world premiere performances.

8100 Corporate Dr
Hyattsville, MD 20785

  • We are very pleased to announce that Artomatic 2015 is happening October 30 – December 12, 2015. Artomatic in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is presenting a six week long exhibit in Hyattsville featuring all genres of visual, creative and performing art. Professional development workshops, tours, seminars and themed events are also held throughout the exhibition.

    Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all FREE.  Anyone can show art at Artomatic – it is non-juried and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis.  It is simply a great way to discover new art!

    Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, grab a drink, listen to music, go on dates, and mingle with the creative community. No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic

 

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Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia

Fans of A Roadkill Opera should head on down to the George Washington Memorial Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Virginia, for the SONOVA Gala beginning at 5:30 pm on March 28, 2015 (that’s today).  The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia will be setting a Guinness Book of World Records record with the largest orchestra to accompany a live production of Les Miserables (http://sonovamusic.org/upcoming-concert/).

Artomatic@Frederick, September-October 2013

See our display at Artomatic@Frederick  in Frederick, Maryland.  www.artomaticfrederick.org

WHEN

September 4, – October 5, 2013
Hours:
Wednesdays 3 pm – 9 pm
Thursdays 3 pm – 9 pm
Fridays 12 pm – 11 pm   Live Music (Various Genres)
Saturdays 9 am – 11 pm   Live Music (Various Genres)
Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm

WHERE

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