You already know Sean Devare’s beautiful work as the illustrator of our many Irons in the Fire posters, but Sean is also a talented performer and multi-instrumentalist. Now, after a successful debut at HERE’s Summer SubletSeries: Co-Op, his one-person show First Violin is heading to United Solo Fest this October. We caught it at HERE and it’s a beautiful evening at the theatre. Head to Theatre Row to catch this one night only performance!
October 2, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Theatre Row - The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
A Little About The Show
First Violin is a solo performance piece investigating cultural inheritance and musical evolution. In discovering the oldest known ancestor of the violin and its connection to the Hindu epic poem The Ramayana, Sean Devare uses spoken word poetry, live music, and narration to chronicle his search for, and recreation of the fabled first violin, invented by the demon(ized) King Rāvana. Against a backdrop of personal and political turmoil in New York City, he reinvents the violin the only way he knows how.
"A visionary documentary of a brown man's psyche and a razor-sharp conversation with himself, and us, poeticizing the inner and outer madness of navigating today's America."
— Stew (Tony-award winner, "Passing Strange")
Written & Performed by Sean Devare
Directed by Alex M. Lee