I wrote a score for solo cello for this modern interpretation of Homer's Iliad. We toured it to eleven prisons, two schools, a homeless shelter, and two public venues last fall. This month we are remounting the show, offering performances at colleges, prisons, houses of worship, and Portland City Hall.
This project is focused on knitting together disparate audiences, using an ancient text that examines the cycles of violence, trauma, and rage that continue to affect us today. Every performance involves a conversation with the audience immediately afterward: a moving way to deepen the experience of the work and to bring together the splintered pieces of our communities, on either side of the prison walls. All shows are either free or by donation with no one turned away.
Thank you to Judy Lackey for beautiful poster design!