Calling: An Opera of Forgiveness

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Calling scene 3 
Scene from Calling.  For more photos, click HERE.

What are the critics saying about Calling?

     "Calling admirably translates Ms. Boyle's singular observations of horror and hope into a genuinely touching theatrical experience."
        (Steve Smith, New York Times, September 16, 2008)

     "Calling demonstrates music's timeless ability to teach — and heal."

      (Patricia Contino,

     "...arresting...extraordinarily gratifying..."
(Dierdre Donovan,

     To read more reviews and press for Calling, please click HERE.

Calling, an Opera of Forgiveness, recounts the up-close experience of one downtown family on 9/11, and the month immediately following it.  Blending drama, music, and  choreography, it captures the reactions and reflections of one family witnessing the attack on the World Trade Center at close range, and the path they take to move from chaos to recovery and hope. 

Please return soon to see VIDEO highlights
from the Fall 2008 performances.
Meanwhile, photos are HERE.

To support this project,
please CLICK HERE to make a DONATION.

Mother's Essays from Ground Zero book cover
is based on Wickham Boyle’s 2002 book A Mother’s Essays from Ground Zero, with music by Douglas Geers.  

Click HERE to purchase the book.

To see video highlights of Feb. 2008 workshop:

     Click HERE (higher res)
     Click HERE (lower res)

Please follow the links above for more information on this work.  


    September, 2008: Calling was premiered September 12 at the La Mama ETC First Floor Theater, Greenwich Village, New York City.  
Performances continued September 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, and 28.    

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