As spring takes its first steps, the voices of our elders guide us through stories of the aging mind and spirit on its journey. Songs and gestures emerge, objects from the past shift places, then shift again. Multiple generations, from near and far, come together to imagine an evening of something new.
Come Shining was conceived by Temple and created in collaboration with Ben King and Tom Shade, with music by Dan Hanrahan, lights by David Crandall and sound by Chas Marsh. It premiered in Baltimore at Single Carrot Theatre in May of 2017.
Inspired by stories created by residents of Springwell Senior Living Community using TimeSlips – a story telling technique developed for people with dementia related memory loss – the performance incorporates voices of many of the collaborating residents including Leslie Bathurst, Bonnie Behner, Phyllis Cohen, Ursula Oliver, Alice Marks, Rosetta Mangeri, Josephone Sharoky, and Jackie Taylor.
Other artists contributing their talents to the project are Keri Eastridge, Nathan Ebelein, Christine Ferrera, Julianne Franz, Ellen Kruger, Sarah Lloyd, Juanita Rockwell and Pete Wiedman
The making of Come Shining was supported by a 2016 Ruby Artist Project Grant. The Ruby grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
COME ONE, COME ALL, COME SHINING