• YMT Summer Season - Triptych 2014
  • YMT Summer Season - Triptych 2014

Triptych (2014)

The MAC, Belfast
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 2:30pm

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Synopsis

The first of YMT's new Triptych Programme, commissioning new work from young female composers, Triptych (2014) gives young performers from YMT auditions the chance to work with some of the most exciting and innovative emerging composers in the UK and from abroad.

What happens when three young female composers selected from an international competition are invited to write short, original pieces of music theatre, inspired by the work of Belfast's Poet Laureate, Sinéad Morrissey?  How will each composer respond to the questions of genetics, family, past and present raised by the poetry? What new stories will emerge as the writers grapple with the task of creating strong female roles and coherent narratives?

‘Genetics’
Music by Polina Nayakinskaya, book and lyrics by Meghan Guidry and Polina Nayakinskaya.

As Corinne's parents embark on a trial separation, old wounds resurface and both friends and family members are deeply affected.

'Pearl'
Music, book and lyrics by Laura McGarrigle.

When Fiona returns to her rural home after living away, she finds the events unfolding for her siblings force her to reassess her own values.

'A Lie'
Music by Elizabeth Charlesworth, book and lyrics by Adam H Wells.

Iris finds an old photo in the attic of her family home. Who are the people in the photo? And do their lives have any relevance to our lives today?

Performance dates and times

Friday, 15 August 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 7:30pm

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