MEDIA AND ARTWORKS
RAISING THE CURTAIN ZINE
This Zine was developed as part of Raising the Curtain and includes words and artworks by participants living with the experience of dementia.
In our 2019 workshops with our participants we wrote two original songs, Why Are We Doing This? and How It Is, with lyrics entirely made of quotes from our participants. We so enjoyed singing these pieces together each week: they became anthems for our project, to be featured in our theatrical production. In 2020 as we began rehearsing for the big show, our physical gatherings were halted with the spread of COVID affecting all parts of the world. We decided to forge on, in the new world of Zoom video conferencing, and we continued to sing and engage with our participants on this platform. The songs were recorded by montaging recordings from our Zoom calls with participants.