'It's All True' is an opera-in-suspension from New York ensemble Object Collection based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Presented here at Rock and Roll Hotel in Fugazi's hometown of Washington DC.
Grounded upon the Live Archive series of the Washington DC outfit, composer Travis Just and writer/director Kara Feely's work uses only the incidental music, text and sounds, none of Fugazi's actual songs. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus spanning shows from 1987 to 2002, and encompassing random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, and the police breaking up gigs. All of this material is the foundation of an ear-body-and-mind-flossing 100 minutes for 4 vocalist-performers, 4 electric guitars/basses (the mighty DITHER Guitar Quartet) and 2 drummers.
WATCH: Object Collection — ‘It’s All True’ TRAILER
Written and Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just
Scenic Design and Lighting by Peter Ksander
Sound Design by Philip White
Stage Managed by Liz Nielsen
Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson, Deborah Wallace
Dither Guitar Quartet:
Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore, Brendon Randall-Myers
Drums: Shayna Dunkelman & Clara Warnaar