Makings of a Voice Debuts at SkirtsAfire Festival – Extended Until March 20th!

Watch it Online from March 8 – 14, 2021

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal  journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman’s story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told.

Written and performed by Dana Wylie
Directed by Vanessa Sabourin
Set, Props & Costume Design by Elise CM Jason
Lighting Design by T. Erin Gruber
Dramaturgy by Ellen Havard
Filmed & Edited by Andrea Beça
Sound Technician | Andrew White
Camera Operators | Caelin Moore and Katie Cutting
Lighting Technician | Kevin Humphrey

Some audience responses so far:

“This is a must-see tour de force.” 

“We sat riveted for an hour and a half. This is a performance worth watching over and over.” 

“It's an unflinching look at lineage, motherhood, creativity and life's complications by an artist at the peak of her powers.” 

“I started writing down words as I watched. I have no idea why, but  I just did. Here are a few of them: Inspiring. Women. Kickass. Motherhood. Balm. Humble. Passion. PowHERful, Political. Brave. Authentic.”