Pivoting: in-person theater devising turned to at-home theater making as we faced Covid-19 and Stay-at-Home requirements.

When we started planning for this show about “home and belonging” last fall, we had no idea that we would need to transform it into a project created from our individual homes. While this is not a substitute for live, in-person theater-making, we are grateful to be able to gather together in a virtual way.

Here are the ten songs we have made with our SJ kids and their families. The show in its entirety can be viewed here starting June 26, 2020!

“Staging Journeys Happy Hearts Club Band” Theme Song
(borrowed from The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s)
“Cathedrals,” by Jump Little Children
“Home” from Broadway’s Wonderland
Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”

Billie Holiday’s “I’ll Be Seeing You”
John Denver’s “Country Roads”
“Home Sweet Home” a Mötley Crüe dreamscape

Louis Armstrong’s version of “Wonderful World”
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles