Milwaukee Repertory Theatre | Director: Timothy Douglas

In one pivotal scene of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean,’ Citizen Barlow goes on a redemptive & metaphoric journey to the City of Bones. The city is populated by the souls of the Africans who died during the middle passage during slavery, and I used the human voice as the predominant element of the score. This piece is a distillation of the main ideas of Citizen’s journey, and it features voices speaking to Citizen, voices forming a chorus to underscore his psychological experience, and voices creating the aural landscape of the journey.