I GRANT I AM A WOMAN, which takes its title from Portia’s famous line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, was initially conceived as a multi-media theatre piece for four women. After successfully collaborating on various projects, Corliss Preston, Michelle Shupe and John Slywka felt the piece could also be well represented as an aural feast on CD adapted for two female voices, and the team possessed the professional and technical expertise to make it happen.
I GRANT I AM A WOMAN is an intriguingly fresh interpretation of the feminine perspective explored through the words of Shakespeare's women. A collision of artistic styles adorned by original music, I GRANT I AM A WOMAN is smart,funny and emotionally intense - psychologically moving through surprising twists and turns. The CD is structured to be enjoyed either in small sections, as one would listen to a single song, or all at once to immerse oneself in the work's "full ride."
FEATURING: Corliss Preston : script writer, CD producer, professional actress, playwright, teacher www.corlisspreston.com/bio/ Michelle Shupe : professional actress (theatre, voice-over, television) John Slywka : musician and music producer, recording engineer, composer, and sound designer
GUEST ARTISTS include: Stephen Dillane : British Stage/TV and Film Actor Julie Koidin : flutist, bio at www.juliekoidin.com/bio/ Paul Richards : member of the California Guitar Trio cgtrio.com/