Drew d’Lakes is currently collaborating with lyricist and vocalist Elizabeth Roddy to create a collage opera exploring the myth of Penelope. The piece, inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey and Margaret Atwood’s 2005 novella, the Penelopiad, premieres in early 2020. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach and narrative soundscape, the piece considers the power and limitations of myth-making and representation.
Elizabeth Roddy is a Twin Cities-based vocalist, podcast host, and writer. She is a founding member of the treble ensemble, Artemis, and has performed at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio, Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre, Cedar Cultural Center, the Lab Theatre, and throughout New York City. She currently co-produces and hosts the podcast, Art More Lovely, performs with d’Lakes, and writes about the visual arts. Elizabeth received her B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota and M.A. from the University of Chicago.