History At Play™, LLC Presents: "Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman" Livestream Event on Pay-Per-HAP

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 Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman

LIVESTREAM Friday April 9th, 2021 - 7:30 PM ET (GMT-5)

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


Celebrate National Poetry Month on Friday April 9th, as Pay-Per-HAP Immersive Living History Series debuts Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening With Walt Whitman, a solo performance starring Living Historian Stephen Collins. Join us for Pay-Per-HAP Episode #45, produced by History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC), as we livestream direct to you! Hosted by HAP, LLC Artistic Director Judith Kalaora.

Recording viewable for 48 Hours! Tickets must be purchased prior to 6:00 PM ET on Friday April 9th to gain entry to the Livestream; purchases made after that time will receive a link to view the recording on Vimeo, available for 48 Hours following the broadcast. Both Livestream and video audiences receive a Digital Playbill and access to BONUS MATERIALS following the production.

In this livestream episodic series, Pay-Per-HAP transports viewers into the mind of an elderly Whitman, on the eve of his 70th birthday, as he reminisces on life and questions his own success as a man and a poet. Whitman recalls a mystical experience encountered in his 37th year that inspired him to write. Trace back with him to the creation of Leaves of Grass; the pinnacle of his literary work and resolve to write with “free and brave thought…”

Follow Whitman's life, as it is forever changed by the American Civil War. It is at this junture, that he finds “… the most important work of my life…;” nursing the wounded. Channeling poetry and actual letters, we experience Collins' portrayal: A metamorphsis from the emphasis of self to the freedom of selflessness and growth as an artist who is at peace with “himself, God and death.” Unlaunch’d Voices, an Evening With Walt Whitman, was conceived and is performed by Stephen Collins and was written and directed by Michael Keamy.

Stephen Collins was raised in Cambridge, MA and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After 20+ years in sales, he returned to doing 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 MA, where Herman Melville authored Moby Dick. Collins' Whitman performance has toured the nation. He now boasts 8 one-man performances and 7 instructional seminars, where his teaching style has been described as a hybrid of both lecture and performance.

PHOTO: Stephen Collins as Walt Whitman/PHOTO (C)MacKenzie Arts and Design

Running time: Approx. 60 minutes. Followed by Real-Time Audience Q&A and BONUS MATERIALS. Episodes are viewable for 48 hours after airing.


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Pay-What-You-Can $10-$25 per viewer to support Educational Escapism. After purchase, patrons receive instructions by email for enjoying Pay-Per-HAP. Pre-program music begins at 7:15pm ET. "Curtain" is at 7:30pm ET (GMT-5). When purchasing multiple tickets, please write the name of each viewer logging on to enjoy the program, so that we may admit them accordingly. This information may be provided directly on Eventbrite, or by emailing info@HistoryAtPlay.com. You must log on to Zoom using the name under which the ticket was purchased or email info@HistoryAtPlay.com ASAP to inform us of your Zoom alias.

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Pay-Per-HAP is an epsiodic Immersive Living History Livestream Series, produced by History At Play™, LLC. It airs on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, featuring LIVE productions from the company’s critically acclaimed repertoire, along with Internationally Renown Guests Artists and Exclusive Workshops. Hosted by HAP, LLC Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, Pay-Per-HAP is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet history's influential and often forgotten figures. Episodes are 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 programs that break the mold of hi-calibre virtual productions and are changing the way the world learns history.


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ABOUT History At Play™, LLC:

History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC), founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, chronicles the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Offering solo and ensemble Immersive Living History Experiences, HAP, LLC is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, award-winning playwright, and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University Magna cum Laude and attended the Globe Education Program, at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England.