Category Archives: Monticello Wakes

March 18

Monticello Wakes: Sally and Thomas

When Thomas wants to return to Monticello, he begs Sally to return with him (and to slavery). She strikes the “Treaty of Paris”: she will return with him, but he must promise to free their children. He agrees. Learn more about Monticello Wakes…

February 22

Monticello Wakes Video: Thomas and Martha

Learn more about Monticello Wakes…   The Contemporary Descendant Tomás becomes Thomas Jefferson. His wife, Martha Jefferson exacts a promise from Thomas never to remarry.

February 09

Monticello Wakes Video: Sally

A highlight from our recent L.A. premiere of Monticello Wakes:  

November 11

Monticello Wakes Photos

\ Our performance of Monticello Wakes at Loyola Marymount University (October, 2015). Performers include José Luis Muñoz, Ibidunni Ojikutu, Dani Tirrell, and Emily Martin, as well as the LMU Consort.

September 24

Self-Evident (For Sally Hemings)

Tori Ellison’s sculpture will be part of a series of events leading up to Monticello Wakes at Loyola Marymount University. About the sculpture: “Self-Evident (For Sally Hemings),” 2015, 39 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ x 10,” cast bronze, ferric nitrate, acrylic.  Thanks to City of Inglewood I-GAP Funding, Walla Walla Foundry, Virginia Center for Creative Art, Brush […]

September 22


September 11

Tickets for Monticello Wakes

Tickets are now on sale through Loyola Marymount University’s ticket agency. Get your tickets here! By phone: 310-338-5466 Loyola Marymount University, Murphy Recital Hall Oct. 16, 17 | 7:30 pm Oct .18 | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. $10 Students/Staff/Faculty | $15 General Public More info here…

August 20


The Fisher Ensemble, whose 2012 Los Angeles debut Magda G earned the cover of the LA Times “Culture  Monster” section, and L.A.’s Loyola Marymount University present, on Oct. 16-18, 2015 at LMU’s Murphy Recital Hall, the World Premiere of Monticello Wakes, an opera about Sally Hemings, her half-sister and owner Martha Jefferson, and Thomas Jefferson, […]