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Estuary: An Artist/Mother Story with Jamie Leonhart

  • Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Jamie Leonhart’s new piece, Estuary: an artist/mother story, is a musical exploration of the challenges and unanticipated realities of being an artist and a new parent. The nascence of this piece began soon after the birth of Leonhart’s son, with the realization that the lens through which she had previously seen her life as an artist had changed. Leonhart navigates the changes in her artistic work, her relationship with her husband, and this new insane world of everything “baby” with equal parts humor and heartache.

Leonhart is unflinching in her candor when she sings about the conflict, the loneliness, and the anger that accompany the mother/artist collision.

Estuary: an artist/mother story features original music with collaborator Michael Leonhart performed by a stellar band including Saskia Lane, Pauline Kim, Sara Phillips Budde & Katie Scheele, and is directed by Joanna Settle.  

Estuary: was created as a part of the New York Voices commission. Joe's Pub New York Voices series presents new works from critically-acclaimed performers commissioned by Joe's Pub and supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The show will be performed Sunday - Tuesday, November 1-3.