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by Melis Aker - directed by Machel Ross


October 2022

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By Melis Aker
With Music & Lyrics by Melis Aker & the Lazours
Directed by Machel Ross

In Melis Aker’s world premiere play HOUND DOG, a young musician returns from abroad to her hometown of Ankara, Turkey to look after her widowed father. Forced to reckon with the family and community she left behind, an investigation into her grieving parent’s strange pilgrimage to Graceland unravels into a sonic mirage of memory packed with humor, nostalgia and the love we cultivate across generations. Directed by Machel Ross with music by Aker and the Lazours, this cross-cultural jam-session-meets-play explores the winding path towards forgiveness and belonging.

A co-production with PlayCo

Writer & Composer Melis Aker
Composers The Lazours
Director Machel Ross
Orchestrations by Avi Amon, Daniel Lazour & The HOUND DOG Band
Music Director & Sound Designer Avi Amon
Set Designer Frank J. Oliva
Costume Designer Qween Jean
Lighting Designer Tuçe Yasak
Props Designer Patricia Marjorie
Wig Design Tommy Kurzman
Associate Director Federica Borlenghi
Assistant Set Designer Michael Ruiz-del-Vizo
Assistant Costume Designer Amelia Camilo
Associate Lighting Designer Roya Abab
Associate Sound & Systems Designer Jamie Tippett
Music Assistant Brandon Fillette
Casting The Telsey Office/ Destiny Lilly, CSA
Production Stage Manager Bryan Bauer
Assistant Stage Manager Caren Celine Morris

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