Fire in My Bones: A Gospel Jubilee
Cookie Diorio & Jillian Zack
Saturday, September 24
First Unitarian Church of PhiladelphiaMap
Drag songstress Cookie Diorio and international pianist Jillian Zack roll out a program of soul shaking, high-heel stomping, wig whipping gospel songs. Come and let your troubles be spirited away by the good word, a good laugh, and some of that good ol’ time religion. For more information visit www.artcy.org.
$20 / 75 minutes
Artistic Director Cookie Diorio serves as host for the Artsong Repertory Theater Company’s salon-style series Saturday Afternoon Drinking Songs and has worked with many local musicians and composers. She has performed regionally throughout Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. She earned a MM in Voice Performance from Ithaca College, mastered the skill of walking in 5 inch stilettos in the night-clubs of Boston, and achieved her hair fantasy by watching vintage videos of Grace Bumbry. Jillian Zack graduated with a BM in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and completed her studies in the Collaborative Piano Program at The Juilliard School in 2012, where she studied under the tutelage of Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, J.J. Penna and Diane Richardson. She performs frequently at the Juilliard School, and at various other venues throughout New York City, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. She has also performed throughout the United States, England, and New Zealand. The Artsong Repertory Theater Company (ARTCy), currently in our third season, specializes in using art songs as the medium for original theatrical productions.