Artist Projects

Bee Boy


Guillermo E. Brown

Bee Boy uses Alexander Pushkin’s poem turned Rimsky-Korsakov opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, as a jumping off point—a story, at its core, of transformation and forgiveness. These human superpowers are parts of the keys to brainstorming solutions for the issues Bee Boy responds to: the survival of our ecosystems and the rights of humans to live safely and freely without being gunned down in the street. Conceived as an evening-length, experimental music performance, Bee Boy is slowed down and chopped up, along with new text, sounds and images, to reveal a story ripped from our lives.