Whom do you seek? Join us for an evening of Lenten reflection. Dramatic monologues and organ works will be presented by Sr. Danielle Dwyer, Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Company, and James Jordan, Organist at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans.
From the Garden of Eden, to the Garden of Gethsemane, to the Garden of the Tomb, souls in painful need— broken relationships, regret, loss—come to encounter the promises of God.
Friday and Saturday, March 9 & 10
Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans
Free Admission. For reservations, call 508-240-2400
Cast & Staff
Cast & Staff
Danielle Dwyer, MA, CJ – Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Company
A founding member of Elements Theatre Company and current artistic director, Sr. Danielle Dwyer has either directed or performed in nearly seventy of the Company’s productions since its inception in 1993. In collaboration with Spirit of America, she has also directed world championship performances in South Korea, and performances and workshops in South Africa and Australia. As opera co-director of the 2005 New England premier of Vaughan William’s The Pilgrim’s Progress opera, and again in 2017, as director of this opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, she received rave reviews.
Dwyer’s directorial experience ranges from the timeless humanity of Shakespeare and Chekhov, to the biting comedy of Oscar Wilde and Yasmina Reza, to the razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity of Alan Bennett. She has devised and directed several shows for performances at home and on tours in Tuscany, Italy, the Eastern U.S., New York and Chicago.
She is also the author of video scripts, poetic monologues, and narratives for worship and meditation. Classically trained but also skilled in contemporary drama, Dwyer earned her Master of Arts Degree with distinction from England’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the University of London. She also studied voice, acting, and writing with Joanna Weir Ouston at Central School of Speech and Drama (London, England); with David Male at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England) and Shakespeare at Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA and at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City.
Dr. James Jordan, DMA, CJ – Organist, The Church of the Transfiguration
James Jordan has performed as an organ accompanist and soloist throughout the United States and Eastern and Western Europe. Cited as performing both “authoritatively and sensitively” by the Boston Globe, James Jordan has performed as an organ accompanist and soloist throughout the United States and Eastern and Western Europe. and as a “superb performer” by American Record Guide, Dr. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, studying with Robert Anderson. As a student of David Craighead, he received his Master’s Degree, Doctorate, and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He was published in the American Choral Review and was a contributing author to American Sacred Choral Music – An Overview and Handbook (Paraclete Press, 2001).
Dr. Jordan has assisted at various times over 28 years in conducting Gloriæ Dei Cantores, as well as orchestra preparation for both services and concerts. Jordan has done extensive work in Gregorian chant as a member of the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola, studying under Dr. Mary Berry. He has also been featured on numerous Gloriæ Dei Cantores recordings as well as solo organ recordings, including Olivier Messiaen: The Mystical Colors of Christ with David Chalmers and SharonRose Pfeiffer.
News & Reviews
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