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Watch and Listen: Healing Music Exploring Life With Dementia, Live from WRTI 90.1

Check out this preview of a fascinating new multi-media theater production, Tangles in Time. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder hosts Jay Fluellen, pianist and composer; Dr. Sunny Lai, violinist and family medicine doctor; and Teya Sepinuck, director and founder of Theater of Witness, live from the WRTI Performance Studio.

WRTI Program (all original compositions by Jay Fluellen): Tangles in Time; In the Blink of an Eye; For Salena; Blues for Broken Notes; Of Love and Transcendence

Performances coming up on September 13th and 14th at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

Tangles in Time is an original Theater of Witness production performed by people living with dementia, care partners and health professionals. Based on the performers’ own true stories of love, loss, illness and caring, the project weaves together live performance with original music, film, and visual imagery.

Tangles In Time invites all people to connect and build empathy—even through changes in memory and time.

The project is the culmination of Building Empathy Through the Arts, a two-year collaborative project between Thomas Jefferson University, ARTZ Philadelphia and Theater of Witness of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.

Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.