Raise Your Voice sample reel
Following a staged solo recital program developed in April 2012 in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month, I carried the idea into my doctoral thesis project in April 2013. That performance featured five singers, a dancer (the reigning Miss Minneapolis, whose platform was ending the cycle of domestic abuse), a classical guitarist, and a pianist. Raise Your Voice has since been performed in other iterations for audiences in Canada, and a development workshop with pianist Jennifer Szeto, director Aria Umezawa, and performer-creator Lizz Windnagel was shared in 2019 with the support of a University of Calgary Energizing Arts grant .
Through theatre and song – including newly commissioned work and improvisational elements – we raise our voices to raise awareness and engage our community to ignite the sparks of social change.