I’s Twinkle (in Development)

Arielle Siegel, Nate Weida, Emil McGloin, Michael Piazza, Alicen Weida, Meagan Kensil, Aaron Phillips, John Bennett

Arielle Siegel, Nate Weida, Emil McGloin, Michael Piazza, Alicen Weida, Meagan Kensil, Aaron Phillips, John Bennett

I’S Twinkle

by Nate Weida

I’s Twinkle is an epic poem modeled after Dante’s Divine Comedy in its three parts, telling the story of a young man growing up in Reconstruction Era America—an artist figure who travels from the South northward. The style of the work gradually progresses from an epic poem to a play to a folk opera. It incorporates elements of New York and American history, mythology, philosophy, and theology. Whereas Dante’s Divine Comedy leads its protagonist on a spiritual journey, I’s Twinkle is an artistic one, chronicling the punishments and rewards of a life set towards the arts.

in the Loft at Judson Church

in the Loft at Judson Church