July 28, 2015

Community-Based Multimedia Project Combines Theater and Video

Church of the Advocate mural screenshot

Working with director Billy Yalowitz, I created a set of three videos for his presentation North Called Home, a theater piece produced in collaboration with North Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate.

Here’s a review of the theater experience. The best part of the project for me was the generosity of the North Philadelphia community, where we worked over the course of several months to find the best way to tell the stories that arose from a set of workshops.

I took part in rehearsals of the show, which featured local teens, and attended numerous community meetings to capture the meaning of the incredible artwork in the church and its fraught history for parishioners and visitors.

I hope I captured some of that in the video below.

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