High Art and Tent Cities: an Unlikely Reflection on Mozart’s Idomeneo


CONTACT:      Victoria Bryan, Co-founder, 562.338.8882

                        Sherry Diamond, Co-founder, 562.200.1078


DATELINE: Long Beach – The East Village Art Park transforms into both an opera house and a tent city in east village caravanserai’s second production of its inaugural season on Saturday, April 13th, during the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk.

Directed by former Arts Council for Long Beach President and Professor of Opera Marco Schindelmann, University of Redlands Opera students create an interactive and contemporary connection between its ancient themes of exile, displacement and violence and our current reality of homelessness, immigration, and hardening borders.

With set design by Utopia Restaurant owner, and Installation Artists’ Group FLOOD/PUMP co-founder Kamran Assadi, the East Village Art Park is transformed into an other-worldly encampment, hung with blankets and sheets (available to any persons sleeping rough at show’s end), incorporates a variety of media. Also available to attendees, is a postcard, ready to post to their Congressional Representatives encouraging their support of H.R.6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, an alternative to DACA.

east village caravanserai is co-founded by Victoria Bryan and Sherry Diamond, long time arts advocates and theatre artists. Its mission is to curate chamber theatre and performative arts pieces addressing socially relevant issues that foster dialogue, and inspire action. Tearing down the walls that hold the mystery of theatre within, east village caravanserai exposes its work by using site-specific, open and public spaces. Events are free – or pay-what-you can.

WHAT:            Idomeneo

WHERE:          East Village Art Park, 150 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

WHEN:           Saturday, April 13, 2019, Transient between 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

COST:              FREE – Please consider bringing one pair of new, packaged socks for donation to services for people experiencing homelessness.

east village caravanserai: theatre in plain sight