Tear a Root
from the Earth

music by Johnny Walsh
with Qais Essar and Gramophonic
lyrics by Johnny Walsh
book by John Bair
directed by Marina McClure

A new folk opera about three generations of a rural Afghan family who encounter the ideologies and violent actions of outsiders.

Listen to audio from Act One of Tear a Root from the Earth.

Photos and video on this page are from  workshops of Act One and Two at Dartmouth College through Vox Fest. 

performed by Pomme Koch, Sarah Corey, Vishal Vaidya, Ahmad Maksoud, Lipica Shah, Neal Gupta, Negine Jasmine, Sid Mehra, Qais Essar and Gramophonic