Hart Island Requiem
Arts Bank Theater
February 27 at 8pm, March 1 at 8pm, March 2 at 2pm
Book and Lyrics by Ty Defoe Music by Tidtaya Sinutoke Director: Eva Steinmetz Music Directors: Dorie Byrne and Tidtaya Sinutoke Dramaturg: Katie Donovan
HART ISLAND REQUIEM is an investigative, immersive musical theatre piece inspired by Hart Island - the United States’ most documented potter’s field. Located in the Bronx, an estimated one million people have been buried there, from 1869 to the present day. In this musical, the undocumented, impoverished, and forgotten dead gather at an abandoned theme park to remember their life and death. Hart Island Requiem asks what happens to these souls when they are unable to rest in peace in America?