Concerts by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs often have a theatrical quality to them, from Karen O’s big stage presence to designer Christian Joy’s sumptuous costumes. So it’s no wonder the beer-spitting frontwoman has written her very first “psycho opera” Stop the Virgens. To help her out, she’s enlisted a small army of super talents, including actress Lili Taylor, director Adam Rapp, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of the Raconteurs, and, of course, YYYs bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase and Christian Joy on costume design. Co-created with design director K.K. Barrett (whose credits include the films of Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze), Ms. O’s opera debut is presented by The Creators Project, which will host a weekend-long arts festival in DUMBO on October 15 and 16, featuring works by David Bowie, among others.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 12. Continues through Oct. 22, 2011