Singers Alice Tessier and Lucy Dhegrae in The Force of Things. Photo by Marina Levitskaya, courtesy of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University.

Singers Alice Tessier and Lucy Dhegrae in The Force of Things. Photo by Marina Levitskaya, courtesy of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University.

Peak Performances presented the American premiere of The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects at Montclair State's incredible Alexander Kasser Theater in early October 2017.  Created in collaboration with architect Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, The Force of Things is an immersive work of music theater that wrestles with the animate vitality of matter and the mounting hum of ecological anxiety around us. Read reviews of the show in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and check out video footage here.