Pittsfield, MA
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ReWritten has two components that are interwoven into this project: an evening-length performance and a series of community workshops and engagements created with partnering and presenting organizations.

The performance was conceived by Tom Truss and is being co-created and performed with Matthew Cumbie. ReWritten explores the often silenced, ignored and overlooked intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Based on their lives, work, and the remaining letters of Melville to Hawthorne, ReWritten uses dance, music, visual art, projection and text to reimagine an intergenerational queer love story that helped shape American literature.