Love Awakened is a theatrical staging of one of history’s most beautiful love poems, Song of Songs. It was performed as a workshop in Spring, 2011, at 2 Great Jones in New York’s East Village. You can learn more about the elements of this multi-disciplinary evening HERE.


Watch an Excerpt of the performance

Scores of the music available upon request.

In its first workshop, Jessica Cermak and Joie Bauer performed as the lovers. This piece was directed by Emily Clare Zempel and developed by Ms. Zempel and Ms. Cermak. Music was composed by Jonathon Roberts with James Hall (trombone) and Matthew Talmage (percussion) joining him for the workshop performance. Complimenting the performance was live painting of a mural reacting to the text by painter Linda Serrone Rolon.

Following the performance was a talk by special guest author, Carey Wallace, author of The Blind Contessa’s New Machine. Ms. Wallace spoke on the unique qualities of love letters and what makes Song of Songs timeless. Audience members were also encouraged and given time to write their own expression of love to someone special in their life.

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Watch an extended video of the evening.

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