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Based on Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room by the celebrated New Zealand author Janet Frame, Rainbird tells the story of a middle-aged family man in New Zealand named Godfrey Rainbird who gets hit by a car and is pronounced dead.  After the funeral arrangements have been made and his belongings have been cleared from the house, he wakes up in the morgue. What ensues is the emotional struggle of the Rainbird family, not in accepting Godfrey’s death, but, rather, his resurrection. Now a symbol of death, he is ostracized by his community and his family destroyed.

Read:  Baryshnikov Arts Story

Listen: ACT 2 In-Progress Sound

COMPOSER  aaron siegel  LIBRETTO  mallory catlett & aaron siegel VIDEO andrew denton PERFORMERS gelsey bell, jeffrey gavitt, katie geissinger, shurmi dhar, dave rudder, tairiq al-sabar, andie springer & sae hashimoto

Roulette, BROOKLYN, OCTOBER 7, 2021
Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC  NOVEMBER  15, 2019
The Flea Theater, NYC, FEBRUARY, 12, 2019
Roulette, BROOKLYN, NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Rainbird is being developed with with support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts and is a Co-Production with Experiments in Opera. 

RAINBIRD  is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.