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Article Published: 04 Dec 2023

The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize-winner: Fellow Travelers

Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce’s 2016 opera Fellow Travelers, set during the “Lavendar Scare” in 1950s Washington, D.C., centers on two gay government workers who pursue a love affair amid the specter of political persecution. The story’s connection to present-day queer issues inspired a winning team of the 2023 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize, whose production concept for Fellow Travelers is on view at the National Opera Center through the spring.

This article was published in the Winter 2024 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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