In Context: The Great Swimmer

Heidi Rodewald composes propulsive music to accompany Donna Di Novelli’s powerful lyrics for The Great Swimmer, a project seven years from the doing. A young lifeguard grapples with the legacy of the one she could not save, her brother in Vietnam. This specific music-theater pop requiem transcends time in addition to brings to the forefront the senselessness of war, begging the question, how do we truly honor our fallen soldiers? Context is usually everything, so we’ve provided some content for you to read in addition to watch. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting from the comments below in addition to on social media using #GoodSwimmer.

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Heidi Rodewald in addition to Donna Di Novelli’s The Great Swimmer Receives World Premiere at BAM (Broadway World)

Learn more about the creators of The Great Swimmer.

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Prototype Festival: Donna Di Novelli in addition to Heidi Rodewald on their Vietnam War Era Musical “The Great Swimmer” (StageBuddy)

Di Novelli in addition to Rodewald speak about The Great Swimmer before its debut at the Prototype Festival in 2016.


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The Great Swimmer Teaser  (Vimeo)
Di Novelli in addition to Rodewald talk about their inspiration for The Great Swimmer.


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In Context: The Great Swimmer

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