NON SO PIÙ COSA SON

NON SO PIÙ is a dialectical chamber play with music weaving together the church basement voice lessons of 17-year-old soprano Maria with the imagined lives of the Philippines’ first opera singer and a Soviet-Korean poet in exile. On diaspora, dysphoria, and the making of cultural capital. Briefly known as "untitled fuck Rivers Cuomo play."
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NON SO PIÙ COSA SON

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  • Jasmine Sharma:
    7 Aug. 2021
    It is an absolute gift for a dramaturg-playwright to make history - and commentary - accessible. Makes me wish I had a brain so big. Excited to see where this brilliant, complex work goes next!

Character Information

  • Maria Ong
    17,
    Filipina-American
    ,
    AFAB but questioning
    soprano, precocious bordering on pedantic and painfully aware; also Jovita Fuentes (Visayan, 22–31), British Accent Lea Salonga (Kapampangan, 18)
  • Emily Kovach
    35,
    White
    ,
    Cis Woman
    contralto, warm, weary and a rural kind of hard; also Salvina Fornari, Sir Terry Wogan, Programme One Presenter
  • Accompanist
    20s–30s,
    Korean
    ,
    Any man
    at different points Korean, Chinese Filipino/Visayan, and mixed Korean and Russian, piano Asian; also Cho Myeong-hui (32–43), Not Viktor Tsoi Please Don't Sue Me!! (26)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Artists at Play
    ,
    2021
  • Residency
    ,
    Ashland New Plays Festival New Voices Retreat
    ,
    2021