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'More Or Less I Am' Walt Whitman's Bicentennial

'More Or Less I Am' Walt Whitman's Bicentennial

I have a run of shows til the end of May with with Compagnia Colombari, a theater collective. Our show is based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, honoring the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth.

More Or Less I Am is a music- theater piece drawn from Walt Whitman's 1855 "Song of Myself" - conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna and Eric Jacobsen.

It involves a company of 13 - actors, singers and instrumentalists. MORE OR LESS I AM vitalizes Whitman's call to us, then and now, a declaration of interdependence , an awaking of the American consciousness. Here in full voice is our audacious poet laureate whose message so passionately articulates our enormous and creative diversity and seems to exhort us to get back to our soul and cut a deep mark together.

Compagnia Colombari is an international collective of performing artists, born in Orvieto, Italy and based in New York City, dedicated to new and old works from diverse traditions and cultures, creating spectacles wherever it goes.

Jake Charkey performing at the Brooklyn Public library for Walt Whitman's Bicentennial

Scheduled 2019 Performances

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth, Compagnia De' Colombari is presenting a series of performances of this adaptation from Whitman's his first major work.

May 18, 2:30 PM FREE Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

May 26, 7PM FREE Ft Greene Park, Brooklyn

May 28, 1:00 PM (Closed to the Public) Department of Corrections, Manhattan

May 28, 7:30 PM $15 Admission RESERVATION

Benefit Performance" 100% of proceeds go directly to supporting the missions of both Housing Works and Colombari.

Housing Works Book Store, SoHo, Manhattan

May 29, 9:30 PM $20 Admission RESERVATION

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, NoHo, Manhattan

May 30, 7:00 PM FREE

Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island

May 31, 7:00 PM (Suggested Donation $5)

Whitman Birthplace, Huntington Long Island

June 1, 2:30 PM FREE The Reading Room, Bryant Park, Manhattan

Jake Charkey performing at the Brooklyn Public library for Walt Whitman's Bicentennial

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