Presented by OperaWorks in Association with Fugitive Kind

Created by Ovation Award winners Meghan Brown (writer) and Amanda McRaven (director), The Discord Altar is set at the memorial of a beloved teacher, attended by the homeless people he befriended and the embittered daughter who believes he abandoned her. The new contemporary opera features music improvised by the cast at each performance, so no two shows will be identical. OperaWorks' new production puts a human face on the problem of homelessness.

April 10-May 3, 2015, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

The Secret Rose Theater, 11246 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (map)

General: $25, Student-Seniors-Military: $17 

Meghan Brown, Playwright  |  Amanda McRaven, Director  |  Ann Baltz, Music Director & Pianist  |  Ray Salas, Fusion Sound Sculpture Artist & Percussionist

Babatunde Akinboboye | Julia Aks | James Hayden | Laura Parker | Vincent Robles | Alina Roitstein | Annie Sherman | READ BIOS »

Post-Performance Talkbacks With Shelters & Advocates

Friday, April 10th

8:00 pm
The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. Although we feed over half a million meals a year our aim is to holistically support each person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Saturday, April 11th  | 8:00 pm
Temple Isaiah focuses much of its social justice work on homelessness and food insecurity. We do so through education and direct service projects, and in partnership with local organizations such as PATH, Chrysalis, SOVA, Upward Bound House, Turning Point and Samoshel.

Sunday, April 12th | 2:00 pm
The Midnight Mission offers a path to self- sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Our emergency services, 12-step philosophy, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives.

Friday, April 17th | 8:00 pm
My Friend's Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives by providing a wide range of services from basic needs, such as showers and meals, to creative arts, education, employment, case management and housing support.

Saturday, April 18th | 8:00 pm
Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) serves runaway, foster and other youth ages 12-21 experiencing homelessness through emergency, group and long-term housing. LAYN teaches independent living skills and resources necessary for youth to lead productive lives.

Sunday, April 19th | 2:00 pm
IAN SMITH - Marine Corps, Iraq War veteran, Homeless advocate
Ian Smith is a war veteran advocate, musician, and producer who currently serves the veteran community, particularly those who are homeless and/or struggling with mental illness.

Friday, April 24th | 8:00 pm
We attract people and resources to assist in the effort of meeting the needs of every hungry and homeless man, woman and child in the Valley. Through emergency and transitional shelter for the situational and chronically homeless; hot meals; and health services for basic human needs, we empower our clients to lead a life of wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Saturday, April 25th | 8:00 pm
Downtown Women's Center provides permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.

Sunday, April 26th | 2:00 pm
WENDY COLMAN LEVIN | Home for Good Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness
Wendy Colman Levin serves as a member of the Home For Good Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness. Home For Good is a 5-year action plan to end veteran homelessness in LA County.

Friday, May 1st | 8:00 pm
The Rock Club "Rock for Vets" non-profit mission is to create music instructional programs for veterans and others at-risk. Whether one can already play an instrument or sing, our music programs for those who are homeless teach career skills transferable to the music industry.

Saturday, May 2nd | 8:00 pm
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission offers shelter, clothing, food, case management and to homeless men, women, and children in the San Fernando Valley. We offer physical and emotional support, and needed resources and training to help with finding work, housing, and health care.

Sunday, May 3rd 2:00 pm
We help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Those services include temporary, transitional and permanent housing; the tools needed to break down barriers to stable housing; and helping people achieve a sense of self-actualization and self-defined success.