Of Note

Village Life Along the Danube

Posted on 08.14.2017 in Of Note
Village Life Along the Danube

We’re continuing our 6 week sojourn in Southern Slovakia, along the Hungarian border, before we move to Ukraine. This is a region of small, rural villages in which contemporary and historic influences coexist in an uneasy patchwork. In the last two days, we helped the women of Chl’aba clean the village church, took a long…

Red and Blue Days (Experiments on the Banks of the Danube)

Posted on 08.06.2017 in Of Note
Red and Blue Days (Experiments on the Banks of the Danube)

Greetings from Central Europe, where we’ve begun a year-long adventure  that will have multiple components, including a photo/video Fulbright project, learning about and reporting on contemporary life in Central and Eastern Europe, reconnecting with family, and exploring family origins. Our first stop is Chl’aba, Slovakia, the hometown of Gabriela’s mother, and the site of a…

New Work: Songs in the Key of Free

Posted on 07.03.2017 in Of Note, Shows & Events
New Work: Songs in the Key of Free

I invite you to preview the latest collaborative project that I created with Gabriela Bulisova, called “Songs in the Key of Free.” This unique and innovative project, which showcases the extraordinary songwriting and performing talents of incarcerated men in a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania, engendered some of the strongest emotions of any of our…