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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.

Whitman 200th Birthday Celebration Tour

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth on May 31, 2019, Compagnia De' Colombari presented a series of performances of this adaptation from Whitman's first major work.


May 18, 2:30 PM

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn


May 26, 7PM

Ft Greene Park, Brooklyn


May 28, 1:00 PM (Closed to the Public)

Department of Corrections, Manhattan


May 28, 7:30 PM

Housing Works Book Store, SoHo, Manhattan

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


May 29, 9:30 PM

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


May 30, 7:00 PM

Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island


May 31, 7:00 PM

Whitman Birthplace, Huntington Long Island


June 1, 2:30 PM FREE

The Reading Room, Bryant Park, Manhattan

Whitman 200th Birthday Celebration Tour Company

Artistic/Production Cast

Karin Coonrod - director

Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Eric Jacobsen, Alex Sopp - composers

Rory O. Pelsue - assistant director

Ken Goodwin - sound designer

Solomon Weisbard - lighting designer

Kyle Sanna - musical director

Michelle Joy Navis - stage manager

Patrick Salerno - assistant stage manager

Jennifer Newman - general manager, company manager

Michelle Tabnick - press representative

Ariana Albarella - social media & marketing manager


Actors

Dietrice Bolden

Sarah Heltzel

Sandor Isaack

Ashlyn Isler

Giovanni Pucci

Frank Rodriguez


Musicians

Jake Charkey - cello

Patrick Richardson Davis - steel pan drum

Grant Gordy - guitar

Andrew Rehrig - flute

Kyle A. Sanna - guitar

Skye Steele - violin

Kaoru Watanabe - flute

2010–2017 Performances

This piece has also been performed  in numerous locations from 2010 to 2017:


July 2017

Governors Island


September 2012

The Greene Space, New York


September 2011

Pier 40 the Esplanade

The Old Stone House

Brooklyn Historical Society

Park Avenue Christian Church


May 2010

Marcus Garvey Park

Joe's Pub

Ft. Greene Park

The Wadleigh School

Barge Music

Walt Whitman Birthplace

Winter Garden World Financial Center

The Old Stone House

2012 Company

Creative Team

Karin Coonrod - director

Tony Geballe - sound designer

Paul Vasile - music director

Monica Risi - general manager

Regina Vorria - production manager

Ashley Zednick - stage manager

Actors

Dietrice Bolden

Max Casella

Ayeje Feamster

Sarah Heltzel

Michael Potts

Giovanni Pucci

Michael Rogers

Jorge Rubio

Carlton Taylor

Cheyanne Young


Musicians

Colin Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen

Kenny Rampton

Kyle Sanna

Alex Sopp

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.

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