Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of 8 actors/musicians, BONE HILL: THE CONCERT is a devised, interdisciplinary theater work inspired by Martha Redbone’s family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. An epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coalmines of Harlan County, KY where her family have dwelled for centuries.
Spanning the lives and stories of four generations of women in a Cherokee family Redbone travels back in time to her own childhood and beyond into the memories and tales of her ancestors. It is a story about the
Loudon Wainwright’s most recent project is his one-man play entitled “Surviving Twin.” A solo piece many years in the making, Surviving Twin is what the singer-songwriter calls a “posthumous collaboration” with his writer father. Part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, it is a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, Loudon Jr., and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan. The show was developed with the help of director Joseph Haj at UNC’s Playmakers Rep.
Loudon Wainwright III has had
In 2014, Jonatha Brooke debuted her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, a moving, mother-daughter love story about caring for her mother in the last years of her life. 4-Noses played for 10 weeks at The Duke Theater, on 42nd Street, to rave reviews. “Devastating and gorgeous. A poignantly funny, beautifully created narrative.” (New York Times). Her recent recording of the same name was selected as one of the top 50 Albums of 2014 by ABC Entertainment. Now, this timeless show is available for touring behind the new CD release. With the success of 4 Noses, she has three other musicals