Solo viola Written for Off-Leash Area's "Off-Kilter Cabaret" Premiere: November 17, 2023 Duration: 9 minutes
Soliloquyfor Solo Viola was written during a difficult time in my life; a time where everything was turned “inside-out.” I lost my mom to cancer and my grandma to cancer and dementia. Soliloquy was my way of processing my grief. A soliloquy is defined as, "an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers." Please take a moment of silence before I begin to honor what you are feeling in this moment. Whatever is weighing on your heart, I wish you to use this piece to express it.
Off-Kilter is Off-Leash Area’s performance program designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities, and which makes space for and gives voice to artists with disabilities in the design and leadership of the program. The inaugural Off-Kilter Cabaret was produced in 2022 with the theme “Organ Recital”. The featured artists performed original works of dance, puppetry, audio and film performance, theater, and storytelling, and together represented a wide diversity of voices within the disability community.
The 2023 Off-Kilter Cabaret theme is “Inside, Outside, Inside-Out”, and will be a 75-minute cabaret-style production presented for three performances at the TEK Box at the Cowles Center for Performing Arts on November 17-19, 2023.