About

RECREATIONAL SERVICES is a partnership of composer-performer Steve Potter and writer-dramaturg, Kélina Gotman.

For the past four years RECREATIONAL SERVICES has been working to fuse music, movement, theater/performance, poetry/wordplay, and cultural theory, into visceral and mind-expanding performances. If that sounds like opera, that’s fine with us. But forget Verdi, forget Wagner, forget Mozart. Forget John Adams and Philip Glass, too. We aim for a 21st-century thinking-artists’ opera that is currently hard to find – ambitious multi-arts performance that bursts with complex music and risk-taking theater, that also takes the time to think about cultural questions philosophically. We wish to defend cultivating the life of the mind through art as something that builds a world.

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