IONA FLIES AWAY is a concert/storytelling/theater work in progress. A story of a girl coming into being a woman and the stumbling blocks along the way.
The work has previously had a workshop reading in a different iteration at Horizon’s Theater (Washington, DC). I am now working with singer/songwriter Kelly Sloan to reconfigure the piece to create a concert/storytelling/theatrical experience.
Kelly Sloan is a singer/song writer and actress that hails from Detroit Michigan. As music has constantly been an inspiration in her artistry, she is beyond excited to be taking part in the Poets and Writers Seventh Annual Cross Cultural Reading. Her recent New York credits include, "Both my Grandfathers" at Lincoln Center Education, "SANDBOX" at The Fire This Time One Act Play festival. "That Black Mermaid Man Lady" at New Dramatists. As well as music venues Prohibition and Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre.
An open studio showings of the work-in-process will be held at Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn on Saturday, November 18th @ 6p.
This work was created, in part, through the Artist in Residence Program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.