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ThisTree Leah Coloff


Produced by PROTOTYPE, a Co-Production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE. Commissioned and developed by HERE through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and a developmental residency at Bethany Arts Community. This piece is being supported by HERE's Fund for Women Artists, generously created by Jennifer Suh Whitfield and Benjamin Whitfield.

About the show

Dappled late-afternoon light bathes a clearing in the hand crafted forest. Cellist/singer Leah Coloff emerges, trailing a 25-foot cape of tattered denim. Tracing the secrets of her family history, Coloff glides between idyllic childhood memories, unanswered questions and her roller coaster ride of fertility treatments. ThisTree weaves autobiographical storytelling, 8 mm home movies, and Coloff’s signature blend of blues, rock and non-traditional cello playing, supported by an all-female band, to investigate the vantage point of being the last branch on the family tree.

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Writer, Composer, & Performer: Leah Coloff
Director: Ellie Heyman

Video Designer: Kevan Loney
Lighting Designer: Mary Eleanor Stebbens
Scenic Designer: Carolyn Mraz
Costume Designer: Haydee Antunano
Sound Designer: Tyler Kieffer

Image Credit: Paula Court



January 6-12
As part of the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival

Sunday, Jan 6 @ 4pm
Jan 7-8 & 10-12 @ 7:30pm

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