Musician

DON’S DOLLS

Don’s Dolls is a dark musical about a man who runs “The Music Box,” an underground club where girls are brainwashed to believe they are singing dolls whose sole purpose is to sing for men.  It is an allegory of women who are victims of sex trafficking, among other forms of slavery and oppression.

An abridged version was first produced by Isang Bansa, a student run Filipino organization, in March 2010. We collaborated with AF3RM (the association of Filipinas, feminists, imperialism, re-feudalization, and marginalization) and a portion of the proceeds were donated to the Purple Rose campaign, a non-profit organization that aims to expose and fight sex trafficking and its perpetrators. The show was also awarded Outstanding Educational Event of the Year at Loyola Marymount University.

My friend Jess Kovic and I recently turned “The Programming Chant,” one of the songs from the musical, into a music video:


 


The Programming Chant
from “Don’s Dolls” (work in progress)
Music | Lyrics | Piano | Director
sung by Ann Gelle & Rea Acda

My Voice
from “Don’s Dolls” (work in progress)
Music | Lyrics | Piano | Director
sung by Ann Gelle


 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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