A scene from Handbag Productions‘ hit musical, Poseidon: An Upsidedown Musical. The haberdasher tries to explain to Nonnie that her brother Ted is dead. When she finally realizes her brother is dead, she asks the haberdasher, “Did you like his music?” That is the line that was fetishised into a song.
Book & Lyrics by David Cerda (w/Cheryl Snodgrass)
Music by David Cerda & Scott Lamberty
Directed by Matthew Gunnels
Nonnie: Ed Jones
James Martin: Dan Hicky
A documentary short about the Arts of Life collective in Chicago where developmentally disabled adults get paid to produce art. These are people who previously were ignored or marginalized in traditional programs for disabled people. Visit http://www.artsoflife.org/. “Established in 2000, the Arts of Life is an artistic community that provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth.”
I ran into Usama at the rally. Usama is an acclaimed filmmaker and his is also a radio host at the new Chicago Public Radio Station vocalo.org. He also used to work for Studs Terkel as his archivist and was even the subject of a chapter of one of Studs’ recent books.