21:00-21:30, Thursday 17th September 2020

 

Music: Paul Evernden

Words: Sappho, Andrea Dworkin, and verbatim text

Devised in collaboration with: Sarah Dacey and Lucy Goddard

 

An opera for the Reddit generation. Built on found texts including fragments of Sappho, quotations by the late American Feminist and Academic Andrea Dworkin, and the unedited comment threads appearing on pornographic subreddits, Baby Girl, told through an array of different women’s voices, each of whom has played a part in shaping the overall narrative, is an unflinching look into masculine toxicity and how online pornography – the embodiment of the essential sexuality of male power – incubates and nurtures misogyny through its language and imagery.

 

Age range: 18+, explicit language and themes

 

Produced by Paul Evernden

 

Venue: hopefully* The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH. 

*Read more here.

 

Get involved in this opera: If you’d like to hear your voice in your opera, please follow these links and record audio of yourself speaking any parts (short, long, or in-between) of the text. You are completely free to choose and discard as you see fit, and send all submissions to paulevernden@yahoo.com.

 

Sappho and Dworkin extracts.

Reddit extracts (Explicit)

 

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Director and Composer: Paul Evernden

Devised in collaboration with: Sarah Dacey and Lucy Goddard

Further recorded contributions: [Maybe you!]