The Screams Of Kitty Genovese
Contact for Rights
Joanne Zippel, 973-655-1132
Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 1
Number of Principals (Female): 1
Preferred Ensemble Size: 10
Total Cast Size: 12
12: piano/keyboards, percussion, woodwinds, horn, trumpet, violins, cello, string bass
Genre & Style:
A 12-person, single-set music drama, The Screams of Kitty Genovese is based on the true story of Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed to death outside her home in Kew Gardens, Queens on Friday, March 13, 1964. Using a sung-through score blending various musical styles, Kitty Genovese examines the plight of the victim as she screamed for more than a half-hour, as well as the plights of the 38 neighbors who watched from their windows and did nothing.
Full productions at the Tête-à-Tête Festival (London), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland) and the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NY). Workshop productions at the Public Theater (NY), the Royal Opera House and English National Opera (UK).