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December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spoken Word Stage Series
WEDNESDAY, DEC 2
Internationally renowned storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy
“The Junky’s Christmas” read by Tony Brewer
music by lyrical avant-garde pianist Angelica Sanchez
Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association – Indiana
From mainstage theatres to medieval roundtowers CLARE MURPHY has been a storyteller for 14 years. She has performed in more than 20 countries, telling stories for all kinds of audiences. Her performances include shows such as “The King of Lies”; the political folkloric show set in Damascus; and playful pieces like UniVerse which explores where quantum physics, philosophy, and mythology meet. She tells the story that is called for in each situation; from telling to the President of Ireland to performing at the Writers room of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Clare also performs at festivals, art centres, universities, public and private events, conferences, and schools, and she also teaches storytelling, communication skills, performance technique, and public speaking skills.
TONY BREWER is executive director of the spoken word stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival and has published four books. His latest is “Homunculus” from Dos Madres Press. He has produced and recorded for literary programs on WFHB community radio and WFIU public radio, and has won awards from the Kansas City HEAR Now Festival and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. Tony has been offering Poetry On Demand at coffeehouses, museums, cemeteries, churches, bars, and art and music festivals for over 10 years, and he is one-third of the poetry performance group Reservoir Dogwoods.
Pianist/Composer/Educator ANGELICA SANCHEZ has been recognized in Jazz Times, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, and she was also the 2008 recipient of a French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency. Her debut solo CD “A Little House” was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and her recording “Wires & Moss” featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in “The New York City Jazz Record.” Her latest trio project “Float The Edge” features Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey and has garnered wide critical acclaim. She is currently a lecturer at Princeton University.
Spoken Word Stage Series