Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Tangles in Time

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Tangles in Time is an original Theater of Witness production performed by people living with dementia, care partners and health professionals. Based on the performers’ own true stories of love, loss, illness and caring, the project weaves together live performance with original music, film and visual imagery. Tangles in Time invites all people to connect and build empathy—even through changes in memory and time.

Tangles in Time is the culmination of HeART Stories: Building Empathy Through the Arts, a two-year collaborative project between Jefferson, Theater of Witness and ARTZ Philadelphia. Through HeART Stories, people living with dementia and their care partners became mentors to Jefferson health professions students. All participants engaged in a creative process of empathy-building, storytelling and relationship-forming leading up to Tangles in Time.


Performances

Friday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 South 38th Street

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About Theater of Witness

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Co-produced by Thomas Jefferson University and Theater of Witness, the development of Tangles in Time is led by Teya Sepinuck, founder and artistic director of Theater of Witness. Since 1986, Sepinuck has directed over 35 original productions with people living through traumatic circumstances in Philadelphia, Poland and Northern Ireland. Her unique method of performance works to amplify the voices of people who have been marginalized in society and often brings together participants across divides of difference. Performed by the people themselves, Theater of Witness productions invite audiences to bear witness to real stories of suffering, transformation and peace.

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