Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O – “Stop the Virgens”

"Stop the Virgens"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O’s psycho opera “Stop the Virgens” will be running from Oct 12th- 22nd at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are on sale now. This run is 8 special performances only! Karen, Nick, Brian & the rest of the company will be putting on a theatrical experience unlike any other. Regarding “Stop the Virgins”  Karen stated “I have a pretty good idea of what the psycho opera is about but I wouldn’t dare try to put it into my clumsy words. I’m hoping to create an original live experience, it should feel like a psychedelic ride laced with catharsis. There is emotional cost to our narrative so we’re aiming to engage the audience, this piece isn’t aiming to be all about spectacle or abstraction though there is good helping of both in the production. It’s aiming to have all the good stuff of escapist entertainment with a few sucker punches to the gut along the way. I’m in the camp that needs to discover and take risks, sometimes it’s with the promise of something special and new, sometimes it’s to stay awake, either way it’s much more stressful with all the uncertainty but worth the pain in the end.”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs a FAULT favourite and ones to watch in 2011.

Oct 12-22, 2011
Co-created by Karen O & KK Barrett
Music Direction by Sam Spiegel & Nick Zinner
Directed by Adam Rapp
Produced by The Creators Project