Meet the Participants
Kyle Jarrow is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician who creates work for the stage, film, and television. He won an OBIE for his musical A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant. Other theater pieces include The Consequences, Hostage Song, Gorilla Man, and Whisper House. Kyle wrote the film “Armless”, adapted from his play of the same name, which was an official selection of Sundance Film Festival. More on Kyle at www.landoftrust.com.
Lauren Worsham (Actor) is a Tony-nominated actress and singer. She was nominated for a Tony and won Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for the role of ‘Phoebe' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014 Tony winner for Best Musical). Recently she recurred on multiple episodes of The CW's Valor. She was seen in New York City Center’s gala production of Sunday in the Park with George and the Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and Big River. Other favorite roles include ‘Lisa' in Dog Days at Montclair Peak Performances, Fort Worth Opera and LA Opera for director Robert Woodruff; ‘Flora' in Turn of the Screw at New York City Opera for Sam Buntrock; ‘Amy’ in Where’s Charley? at Encores! for John Doyle; ‘Cunegonde' in New York City Opera's Candide, and ‘Olive' in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Lauren performs frequently in concert at Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Caramoor, Merkin Hall, Oregon Bach Festival, Galapagos Art Space and New York City Opera's VOX. Lauren placed second in the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya competition. She’s a founding member of the band, Sky-Pony. More at laurenworsham.com.
This week we are highlighting the animated short musical film and original song “Inside Voice” created by Lauren Worsham & Kyle Jarrow, which is about a little girl who discovers how to fight the despair and make her way back to hope. Our Literary Intern, Charlene, curated a playlist inspired by “Inside Voice” that spans the genres of soul, pop, and R&B, begins with the grief and longing of this time of pandemic and protest, then shifts slowly into songs about hope, love, and connection. You can check out the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, or view the songs below. The Spotify version is collaborative, so feel free to directly add the songs to the playlist that have been getting you through quarantine!