Alumni Folk Opera Serves to Help Sexual Assault Victims

Jillie Mae Eddy '11 is the playwright and composer of folk opera "The Girl From Bare Cove," as well as co-founder of digital art gallery, "The Folkland."

Jillie Mae Eddy ’11 is the playwright and composer of folk opera “The Girl From Bare Cove,” as well as co-founder of digital art gallery, “The Folkland.”

The Girl from Bare Cove, an original folk opera written and composed by Jillie Mae Eddy ’11, will debut its showcase performance this summer in New York City. The 24-song piece was written as part of Eddy’s dissertation during her studies in Music Theatre at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, a year-long MFA program.

Eddy set out to “define what is folk opera, because no one had done it before.” After completing her research, the singer-songwriter concluded folk opera is “music drama as living social practice. It’s constantly changing and growing, and has a narrative.” Read more.

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