From: Los Angeles. LA Opera: prism (2018, debut).
Roxie Perkins is an artist who writes and directs for theater, opera, television and film.
She is the librettist of Ellen Reid's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera prism. Together they also won the Music Critics Association of North America's 2019 "Best New Opera" Award. Director James Darrah's production of prism is currently a nominee for “Best World Premiere” at the International Opera Awards of 2020. The opera was released as an album through Universal's Decca Gold label and was featured on NPR’s list of the “Best Classical Music of the Decade.”
Roxie has been awarded a Sundance Playwright Fellowship, and her plays have been a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Conference as well as for the Princess Grace Award. Her writing has been nominated to The Kilroy's "THE LIST" and We For She’s “WriteHer List,” annual rankings of the best unproduced plays and original TV pilots by women. She directed Green Umbrella: Theatre of the Outrageous, a program of three short operas performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Her work has been programmed at the Kennedy Center's Direct Current Festival, REDCAT, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, PROTOTYPE Festival, LA Opera, Opera Omaha's ONE Festival, Cutting Ball Theater, A Noise Within's "Noise Now" Artist Residency, Crowded Fire Theater's Matchbox Reading Series, The Tank NYC, The LARK’s Roundtable Reading Series, On The Verge Summer Repertory Theater, and internationally at Theatro Municipal in São Paulo. A production of prism in São Paulo was nominated for the 2019 Prêmio CONCERTO Award for Best Opera Production in Brazil. Roxie has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at CalArts and UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television, as well as a Teaching Artist at Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre.
Learn more at RoxiePerkins.com.