As so it begins . . .


Today, supported by a grant from the PA Development Disabilities Council, four actors with disabilities, four professional actors from Bright Invention , five students from Abington Friends School, and a three-time Emmy award winning musical director will meet to begin the creation of a new piece of theater: Fred Waring's Christmas Shindig. How rare this is: for such a diverse group to assemble towards a common purpose, for an ambitious act of creativity to commence, for a new piece of theater to be born.

Check back here, and our Facebook and Instagram pages, for pix and updates of this amazing week! And be sure to visit our tickets and reservations page to reserve a spot for our free work-in-progress share of our work, Sunday June 19th at 7:00 pm at Abington Friends School!

Here's the team in alphabetical order:
 

Isabel Cohen, actor: Jessica Silver

Isabel Cohen, actor: Jessica Silver

 

 

 

Ife Foy, actor: Chorus Leader

Ife Foy, actor: Chorus Leader

 

 

 

 

Drew Jacobson, actor: David Silver

Drew Jacobson, actor: David Silver

 

 

 

Bill Jolly, musical director.

Bill Jolly, musical director.

 

 

 

Benjamin Lloyd, director.

Benjamin Lloyd, director.

 

 

 

 

 

Dalia Lorenz, actor: Breeze Rochenberger-Halberstam

Dalia Lorenz, actor: Breeze Rochenberger-Halberstam

 

 

 

 

 

Sutie Madison, choreographer.

Sutie Madison, choreographer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Norden, actor: Apollo/Artemis Roachenberger-Halberstam

Matthew Norden, actor: Apollo/Artemis Roachenberger-Halberstam

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Pauls, actor: Buffy Waring.

Michelle Pauls, actor: Buffy Waring.

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Perna, actor: Max Silver

Jerry Perna, actor: Max Silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Perry, actor; Susan Rochenberger-Halberstam

Katherine Perry, actor; Susan Rochenberger-Halberstam

 

 

 

 

Eric Salomon, actor: Stokely Waring

Eric Salomon, actor: Stokely Waring

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb Schaphorst, actor: Thor Roachenberger-Halberstam

Caleb Schaphorst, actor: Thor Roachenberger-Halberstam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Schultz, actor: Fred Waring

John Schultz, actor: Fred Waring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Smelcer, actor: La-la Waring

Jordan Smelcer, actor: La-la Waring

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Smelcer, actor: Ruth Silver

Lindsay Smelcer, actor: Ruth Silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Wang, stage management assistant.

Brian Wang, stage management assistant.