Motet for Zackie

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A BravoFACT! Spinoff from Fig Trees, this short docu-opera features an “alphabet” of queer twentieth-century composers (played by twenty-six Toronto queer artists and activists) who are wooing activist Zackie Achmat, the South African AIDS-treatment activist, each arguing that they are the best choice for writing an opera about Zackie’s life (Virgil Thomson wins).

Longfellow, Brenda, MacKenzie, S. and Waugh, T. The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013. Print.