Glass House Dolls is a concert theater project fronted by vocalist Kaili Otsuka and composer-trumpeter Megan DeJarnett. Inspired by classical music, jazz, experimentalism, and the intersection of music, text, and sound, Glass House Dolls crafts experiences that strip the polish away from traditional concert presentation to explore the depths of stories not often told in the concert music world. With words and music by both Otsuka and DeJarnett, Glass House Dolls works extensively with trauma, sexual assault, and misogyny, often juxtaposed against fearless love, empowerment, and classic heartbreak. The goal: bringing audiences in close contact with an honest look at the joys and struggles of navigating the world in a female body.
More coming soon, but to begin, here’s don’t call it a love song: