TRIBE WITHOUT A GOD
A new musical, about ten thousand years ago.
A Neolithic fishing village is hit by a flood. That’s a problem!
But it’s an even bigger problem…because they worshiped the River God.
Follow runaway human sacrifice Silverlight as she falls in love with TomTom, an existential ex-River Priest struggling to lead a straggling band of survivors. Will the tribe keep worshiping the River God? Or is there a bigger, better god just around the corner, waiting to be worshiped? Will Silverlight jump into the volcano after all, to honor the Sun God? And what’s the deal with the guy on the Mammoth?
No matter what tribe you’re born into, or which ones you join, two things are true:
1. You are a sacred vessel of life.
2. You have to learn how to get along with your idiot neighbors.
Tribe Without a God, an original Neolithic musical comedy, explores what gets sacrificed when god and government are one.
Tribe Without A God feels like/sounds like:
The Simpsons, Little Shop of Horrors, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Bertrand Russell, and Stephen Schwartz.
TRIBE WITHOUT A GOD is by Christiana Cole (music/lyrics/book.) (Click here to learn more about Christiana.) Tribe Without a God is being developed in some of the most elite musical theater writing workshops in the world: the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, chaired by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Harvey Milk) and Laurence O’Keefe (Batboy, Heathers, Legally Blonde); and the BMI Writing Workshops (ongoing).
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Where did this idea come from?
Christiana was sitting in church, just thinking about things.