Paper Tiger | Opera Philadelphia

Paper Tiger
dir. Sean Pecknold
prod. The Directors Bureau

“A 12-minute digital opera composed by Black transdisciplinary artist Yaz Lancaster, performed by vocalists Eliza Bagg and Miss Grit and pianist Mary Prescott, with a film directed by Sean Pecknold.

In PAPER TIGER, Yaz reflects on nearly a decade of their identity as a queer person of color. The film is an emotional journey through a day in the life of a fictional character, performed by lead dancer Megan Doheny. Through expressive dances and abstract sets, the film explores a range of emotions along the twisting path of finding the strength to be oneself.”