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History At PlayTM, LLC Reminiscences: The Life of one of America’s Most Influential Poets

April 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

History At PlayTM, LLC Reminiscences: The Life of one of America’s Most Influential Poets with Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman

A Pay-Per-HAP National Poetry Month Event with Living Historian Stephen Collins

LIVESTREAM EVENT Friday, April 9, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

$10-$25 Pay-What-You-Can per Viewer

History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered international applause for their Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. On April 9 HAP, LLC celebrates National Poetry Month by transporting viewers into the mind of Walt Whitman. On the eve of his 70th birthday, Whitman reminisces on life and questions his own success as a man and a poet. In a solo performance, featuring Bostonian Living Historian Stephen Collins — Founder of Unlaunch’d Voices — Whitman traces through the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime achievement. Pay-Per-HAP Episode #45, produced by HAP, LLC, is hosted by Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora. Join us as we livestream direct to you!

Pay-Per-HAP Episodic Livestream Series brings the vibrancy of theatrical history and educational escapism direct to your screen! HAP, LLC’s 2021 Pay-Per-HAP Series is presented on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. Episode access is granted at a Pay-What-You-Can per viewer rate of $10-$25, available on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/o/history-at-play-17409523528. Episodes are viewable for 48 hours. BONUS MATERIALS, including primary sources, recommended reading and merchandise giveaways are shared in every episode! No refunds/date transfers. Patrons receive a link to view the digital playbill and program 24 hours prior to the episode via email.

In Pay-Per-HAP Episode #45, Whitman recalls a mystical experience, encountered in his 37th year, as the spark that lead to the self-published Leaves of Grass, the pinnacle of his literary achievements. Follow Whitman’s life, as it is forever altered by the American Civil War. It is at this juncture that he finds “the most important work of my life…” nursing the wounded and caring for down-trodden soldiers. Channeling poetry and primary sources, we experience Collins’ portrayal: A metamorphosis from the emphasis of self, to the freedom of selflessness and growth as an artist who finds himself at peace with “himself, God and death.” Unlaunch’d Voices, An Evening With Walt Whitman, conceived and performed by Stephen Collins, was written and directed by Michael Keamy.

Stephen Collins was raised in Cambridge, Mass. and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After 20+ years in sales, he returned to what he truly loves: performing and teaching. In addition to leading seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost and contemporary poetry, Collins recently launched the newest addition to his repertoire: a one-man performance, Sailing Towards My Father, by Carl A. Rossi. Collins performed the production at Melville’s Arrowhead, in Pittsfield Mass., where Herman Melville authored Moby Dick. Unlaunche’d Voices, An Evening with Walt Whitman has toured the nation and Collins now boasts 8 one-man performances and 7 instructional seminars, where his teaching style is described as a hybrid of both lecture and performance.

About Pay-Per-HAP

HAP, LLC’s Pay-Per-HAP performances are livestream events on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, featuring original productions from the company’s critically acclaimed repertoire, hosted by HAP, LLC Founder and Artistic Director, Judith Kalaora, plus International Guest Artists and Exclusive Workshops. Each episode is conducted in authentic historic attire, with vintage props and professionally designed sets. Based on primary source research, History At Play™, LLC has been embraced by the historical, educational and theatrical communities, with hi-calibre programming, offering an unique opportunity to ask questions of influential and often forgotten figures. Become a 2021 Passholder! The Pay-Per-HAP 2021 Pass is your ticket to LIVE programming: performances by International Guest Artists, Exclusive Workshops, Giveaways and Merchandise Offers! Purchase a 2021 Pass and ensure your front row seat to history for one convenient payment! Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-per-hap-2021-annual-pass-livestream-immersive-living-history-series-tickets-125663237125?aff=erelpanelorg

Pay-Per-HAP 2021 Winter/Spring Performances: Episodes stream Fridays, at 7:30 p.m.

April 23:  Her Grace, Anne Boleyn; Starring Victoria Maitland; London, United Kingdom
May 14: The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams; Starring Laura Rocklyn, Boston, Mass. (HAP, LLC Troupe Member)

History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered international acclaim for solo and ensemble Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. Since 2010, the HAP, LLC Troupe has brought the legacies of historical figures to life in museums, libraries, universities, corporations, historical societies, senior living communities and schools across the U.S. History At PlayTM, LLC is available for booking both LIVESTREAM events, as well as traditional theatrical events. Visit HistoryAtPlay.com to learn more and email info@HistoryAtPlay.com, or call 617-752-2859 for booking inquiries.


April 9, 2021
7:30 pm
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