Shadow (2020-ongoing)

Shadow is a collection of interdisciplinary works surrounding the research and narrative qualities of shadow worlds and the characters who occupy them. Beginning in 2020 with research surrounding Polari, a criminal queer cant from the UK, the first opera Tip The Ivy follows five characters that traverse dimensions through the survival and recitation of this dead language. The two intermezzos, Paramour of the Whirlpool and Paraphrase of a Shadow, highlight tulpamancy and the talismanic qualities of the glove as a symbol of lostness.