Grant Recipient Details

Location
Great Barrington, MA
Project Title
ReWritten
Fiscal Year Awarded
2022
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount
$15,000

ReWritten reimagines an intergenerational queer love story. Through performances and community engagements, ReWritten weaves together dance, music, visual art, projection, and text, to reflect on the often-overlooked and discounted intimate relationship between authors Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Their relationship has been characterized as one of the most mysterious and fruitful friendships in American letters, yet the letters from Hawthorne to Melville are missing. ReWritten springboards from this historic gap and time-hops between then and now to ask: What can you write that you can’t say out loud? When you look between the lines of history books, where can you find your story? When have you had to say no to a dream?

Outside, a man performs in a barn, where the doors have projections of fields on them.
photo by Larry Burke
Outside, by a barn and a book shelf, two men in suits dance.
photo by Shirin Kazimov