12 Mar 2013... "The People’s Passion Play is one of the most captivating and original productions that I ever experienced... It is original, very well directed, and performed fabulously by the ensemble... The audience is taken on an entertaining, humorous and ultimately moving journey through biblical time as the trio belts out old hymns, spirituals and folk tunes... The audience is captivated by Quest’s signature use of the large-scale puppetry... The most poignant part was the crucifixion; where Mary is holding Jesus after his death and a group of the ensemble enters with white crosses depicting all of the recent shooting tragedies while singing the old hymn “I Need Thee Oh I Need Thee”. It was very touching and very emotional."
The above is taken from a review of Passion Play by Showbiz Chicago. Read the rest here. The People's Passion Play runs through March 31 in Chicago. Go here for more information and to make a reservation.
28 Feb 2013... Here are some beautiful pictures from the current production of the Passion Play. The play runs in Chicago at Quest Theatre Ensemble through March 31. Go here for more info and reservations.
15 Feb 2013... An article in the Cap Times about our yoga music class, VINYASA MANTRA MUSIC. The class combines original live music, chanted sanskrit mantra and vinyasa yoga to awaken creativity. Below is a video from the same Cap Times article. Visit the VMM website for more information about the class and for a schedule of upcoming dates.
31 Jan 2013... Introducing a new musical, PASSION PLAY. Full of bible stories, folk music and humor. And of course lots of puppetry. PASSION PLAY will be showing from Feb 22 - Mar 31 at Quest Theatre in Chicago.
31 Jan 2013... Here are some pictures from the SIMPLE MAN release concert. Thanks to Lauren Werner for the lovely photos.
11 Dec 2012... SIMPLE MAN is now available for purchase on iTunes here. Thanks to everyone who came out to the High Noon Saloon last night for the release concert. It felt good to play the songs live after so many months of writing, practicing and recording. Below is a picture that Ida took while we were waiting backstage right before the concert.
26 Nov 2012... Last week, our film Kindred won the Midwest Emmy for "Best Documentary - Topical". It is a huge honor. Much of the credit goes to Michael Sternoff for conceiving and directing the film. A labor of love. I have gotten loads of requests over the past week for where the movie can be seen and where the music can be heard. Below is the first of three parts of the film. The second part is here and the third part here. Also below is a player with the music from the film. Enjoy!
6 Nov 2012... I am so happy to release the first couple of songs from the new album "Simple Man". Here are "Simple Man" and "Dakota" (use the player above). May they bring you as much joy in listening as they bring me in making them.