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7Songwriters: Witchy Women

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Witchiness is the darkest form of charisma.

This concert features female composers of musical theatre and art song. Join 7Songwriters for an evening of new works by Witchy Women with ferocious charm.

RACHEL DEAN performs songs from her musical “Medusa” (opening Off-Broadway next year), a feminist re-telling of the Greek myth. Co-authored by Wes Braver. Vocals by Kai An Chee and Emily Chiu. 

ALAINA FERRIS sings excerpts from her theater piece “Raid 2.0 / Myrmidon,” which is about video games, trauma processing in virtual spaces, and how the dungeon raid is a direct mirror of choral performance.

AYA AZIZ, a songwriter and performance artist, channels her distinct hip-hop/R&B style into political raps and vocal percussion loops; honest stories of her Egyptian-American heritage and existing in the in-between.

HARRIET STEINKE premieres her song cycle “Under The Gold,” an imaginative setting of Jean Valentine’s (b.1934) dreamlike poetry. Performed by Whitney Cleveland, soprano.

RONA SIDDIQUI showcases a diverse set of musical theatre songs, including from her musical “Salaam Medina: Tales from a Halfghan,” which confronts the issue of identity through the unique and confusing experience of growing up as a "half-breed" in America, while jamming to eighties and nineties pop, contemporary folk, and middle eastern grooves. Performed by Alex Tripp.

LACY ROSE, lyric poet, regales you with the elegiac tale of “Ria Munk,” her new song triptych based on the Gustav Klimt paintings, accompanied by a string quartet.

KATYA STANISLAVSKAYA presents songs from “Going South,” her musical that shines a light on outdated and outrageous laws on divorce, discrimination, gender/bathroom issues, and campus rape in today's American South. Performed by Matthew Hardy and Christiana Cole.

Food/Drinks: 5:30PM
(specials available)
Show: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

$15 Advance | $20 Cash Door

Earlier Event: July 24
7S: Seven Songwriters
Later Event: October 26
Wiener Wonka's Hot Dog Factory