Still Will Be Heard
Still Will Be Heard was developed at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. It premiered as part of the Peak Performances series in June, 2014.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry -- lyrical, romantic, direct -- helped establish a uniquely American poetic voice. Decades later, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Liz Queler searched for a new reason to sing at a difficult time in her life. "Edna showed up,” said Liz, “and her timing, much like her words, was perfect.” Liz and her partner Seth began setting the poems to music.
Still Will Be Heard is the culmination of that burst of inspiration and renewed creativity. This new music theatre piece features 17 of Millay’s poems set to Liz and Seth’s eclectic blend of folk, rock, jazz, and bluegrass music. The songs, interspersed with spoken words culled from the writings of both women, take us on a journey by turns playful, dark, fierce, and beautiful.
To learn more about Liz Queler and Seth Farber, visit lizqueler.com.
Music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber
Book by Liz Queler and Edna St. Vincent Millay
Direction by Mindy Cooper
Music Direction by Seth Farber
Set Design by Erhard Rom
Lighting Design by Aaron Copp
Costume Design by Debra Otte
Projection Design by S. Katy Tucker