When: Friday, April 28, 12 p.m.
Where: Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
As an outgrowth of Anne Gerbner's January Term Playwriting class and Andrew Westerhaus's Advanced Composition class, several GFS students have created original works that they will perform at Cliveden, as part of Cliveden's Living Kitchens project.
Six playwriting students are writing three new short scenes (and two musical numbers) set in the kitchen in 1869 and 1959. Students will perform them as part of the public Cliveden Conversation at noon on April 28. The writers/performers are Moriya Dichter '17 and Lucy Curtis '17, Andrea Regli '19, Brenden Dahl '20, Rachel Burnett '20, and Tessie Katz '20, who will play violin.
The advanced music theory students are composing original music inspired by the kitchens. Maya Keren '18 is arranging a piece inspired by jazz music of 1959 (the year the "modern" kitchen was installed) and Matthew Flynn '19 is writing a piece of electronic music inspired by kitchen sounds.
Students will discuss their plays and music with the audience after the performances. Scenes will be performed on location, in the two kitchens.
This arts collaboration engages student in historical research and interpretation and shows the vitality, resources, and complex history of Germantown.