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America's most produced contemporary opera,  AS ONE  chronicles a transgender person’s inner journey. This 75-minute American chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed depicts the experiences of its transgender protagonist, Hannah. Two singers, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano, both portray the character Hannah.   

Pensacola Opera

The production starred Elise Quagliata as Hannah After and Robert Wesley Mason as Hannah Before.  All three creators Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed attended performances and participated in post-show talkbacks.  Kimberly's film PRODIGAL SONS was shown in conjunction with the opera, in collaboration with Sunday's Child. 


Alamo City Opera 
Laura Kaminsky attended performances and participated in post-show talkbacks.  The production starred Jose Rubio as Hannah Before and Liz Bouk as Hannah After, the first transgender singer to perform in AS ONE. 

Chicago Fringe Opera

We presented the opera in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at The Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBTQ Community Center.  I curated the TransArtist Spotlight in conjunction with the opera, showcasing original works by transgender artists, including dance performances by Darling Shear, paintings by Karla Wong and an original film by KELLEYLaura Kaminsky and Kimberly Reed attended a performance and participated in a post-show talkback.  The production marked the Chicago debut of Maestra Alexandra Enyart, who is the first transgender woman to conduct AS ONE. 

"...Amy Hutchison's light-handed touch helps

make this one of Chicago Fringe Opera's

best works to date."

- Vocal Arts Chicago  

"Wilson and Attaguile are both superb actors and were consistently credible throughout.... 

Director Amy Hutchison moved the action

fluently and naturally within the intimate black box." 

- Chicago Classical Review

"Both Attaguile and Wilson sang very well and did a marvelous job of externalizing Hannah’s
inner conflicts. "

- Chicago Tribune

Chicago photos by Victor LeJeune 




            Conductor     Cody Martin

                 Quartet     Polymnia String Quartet


                      Cast     Elise Quagliata

                                   Robert Wesley Mason

          Projections      Kimberly Reed

            Costumes      Laura Lane

               Lighting      Kayla Stephenson /

                                   Sarah Setta



            Conductor     Kristin Roach

                 Quartet     Camarata San Antonio


                      Cast     Liz Bouk 

                                   Jose Rubio

          Projections      Kimberly Reed

            Costumes      Rose Kennedy

               Lighting      Bill Peeler

               Scenery       Alfy Valdez



            Conductor     Alexandra Enyart

                 Quartet     The Zafa Collective


                      Cast      Samantha Attaguile

                                   Jonathan Wilson

          Projections      Kimberly Reed

            Costumes      Shanna Foster

 Scenery/Lighting     Ted Nazarowski

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