Detroit world-renown poet, jessica Care moore, will showcase her new operatic work at Detroit Symphony space, The Cube, tonight (Oct. 21).
The multi-hyphenate artist will unpack the love, loss and laughter she’s experienced in the past couple of years, including the pandemic.
“You’re going to expect something different. Wild Beauty is a libretto about solace — it’s about what we did when we are by ourselves to find peace,” says the ever–burgeoning artist.
Wild Beauty is composed by De’Sean Jones and features soprano Kisma Jordan and songstress Ideeyah, along with a full musical ensemble.
Friday’s show is one of many projects moore is working on. During an interview at her home in Detroit, moore shared that she is producing her first feature film entitled, He Looked Like a Postcard. Watch the interview below.
“Creating the film was the most amazing experience,” said moore. “The story is based on my survival as an artist, as a woman and as a mother, trying to find my way back to myself.”
moore’s creative talent was on full display during the entire production. Not only did she write and star in the play, she helped produce, organize, cast and finance the entire production. Drawing from a supporting network, including long-time friend Lasana Hotep, the film turned from idea to reality.
“I want to executive produce. I got $150,000.” Hotep says. That gave jessica the inspiration to continue to reach out to her network and make the film happen.
The film is currently in post-production and will make the film festival circuit next spring.
When asked what her goal is with her career, the Def Jam poet said there is no ultimate goal.
“I’m a longevity artist,” moore shares. “I’m going to be creating for the rest of my life.”