Karen O to Premiere 'Psycho-Opera' in Brooklyn

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker's 'Stop the Virgens' part of Creators Project series

August 25, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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Karen O performs at the MOMA in New York City
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O will premiere her new "psycho-opera" Stop the Virgens at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on October 12th as part of the Creators Project multimedia arts series. "I'm hoping to create an original live experience. It should feel like a psychedelic ride laced with catharsis," O said in a statement. "This piece isn't aiming to be all about spectacle or abstraction, though there is a good helping of both in the production."

The project, which was co-created by O along with design director KK Barrett, will be directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp and feature musical direction by her YYYs bandmate Nick Zinner and frequent collaborator Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel. Other Karen O associates contributing to the show are YYYs drummer Brian Chase, actress Lili Taylor, keyboardist Money Mark and members of the Greenhornes and Raconteurs.

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Stop the Virgens is set for eight performances at St. Ann's Warehouse, concluding with a final show on October 22nd.

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