Oct 22, 2023, 4PM

green,howiwantyougreen: A Performance


green,howiwantyougreen is an experimental operatic performance piece based on Sonnets of Dark Love, the last eleven poems by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, which were banned for 50 years following his assassination in 1936.

Featuring four voices, a reader, and a musician, the bilingual script fuses references to popular culture, queer slang, and Latino and Black gay culture to explore love and desire in dark places.

green,howIwantyougreen is performed by David Antonio Cruz, Jennifer Jade Ledesna, Diego Carvajal Peñaranda, Lisa Strum, and musicians Daniel de Jesus and Samuel Thompson. The text is written by David Antonio Cruz with music by Daniel de Jesus.


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CART captioning will be provided for this program. Please contact Brittany Clottey, ICA Public Engagement Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator, at bclottey@ica.upenn.edu  with any questions or access requests.


Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.


Photos by Alaina Simone Inc. at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.