Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice sample reel

Listen to Laura’s interview with Alison Young on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Following a staged solo recital program developed in April 2012 in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month, IĀ  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 grantĀ .

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.