Original script and compilation by Jennifer Rodgers
Musical arrangements by Jennifer Rodgers Beach, Tim Coles and Doug Yetter
"One-ery...Two-ery..." is a full-length
cabaret show about the choices we make and those we're made of. The
original script, based on the life of the artist, weaves together
a wide range of songs from Sondheim to Strauss, as well as the words
of Whitman, DuBois, and Thoreau. A ninety-minute performance marathon,
the show bursts with humor, wit, and wisdom.
"A potent blend of inspiration
and entertainment...Rodgers' performance is exemplary of 'power
-The Washington Post
Jennifer Rodgers Beach, playing herself, takes the audience through
a variety of life choices using an eclectic mix of musical styles,
literature, and conversation. She leads the audience through the mazes
of finding a career that fits, relationships that continually begin
and end, and uncovering what is truly worthwhile in life. Tim Coles
provides a brilliant musical backdrop from the piano while also playing
Jennifer's confidante, foil, and straight-man. The audience is invited
to experience and sometimes participate in the ups and downs of the
stories being told.
"One-ery...Two-ery..." dramatically illustrates
the power of choice and how that power governs a life through relationships,
careers, lifestyles, health, and aging. The characters portrayed in
the show range from young to old, content to conflicted, privileged
to disadvantaged. In residency, the artists use those characters to
jump-start sessions on issues such as personal leadership development,
power and empowerment, and life choices. Material from the show is
used as a basis for seminars, master classes and interactive coursework
to explore and develop understanding of those topics and many others.
A select list of workshops and discussions for the college community
Natural Fits for "One-ery…Two-ery…" on Campus: Performing
Arts (Music and Theater) • Psychology • Sociology • Leadership Education
• Wellness Programs • Career Counseling • Women's Studies • Counseling
& Personnel • Human Resources.
Selected List of Topics: Traditional and Alternative Power • Self-Esteem and Reliance • Leadership Development •
Creative Thinking • Careers in the Performing Arts
The content of “One-ery…Two-ery…”
and the facilitation skills of the artists have been powerfully and
effectively partnered with domestic violence shelters, senior centers,
middle school and high school audiences. The humor and self-examining
nature of the show provide a comfortable entry point both into difficult
personal scenarios and the exploration of the impact that strong choices
have on life and career. Women’s services, youth services, crisis
groups, and leadership development organizations are perfect candidates
for partnership with this show.
A select list of workshops includes:
Natural Fits for "One-ery…Two-ery…" in the Community:
Leadership Development Organizations • Women's Services and Shelters
• Support Groups • Crisis Centers • Advocacy Organizations • Primary
and Secondary Schools • Youth Centers • Community Theater/Arts Programs
• Community Activity Centers.
Selected List of Topics: Traditional and Alternative Types
of Power • Self-Esteem and Reliance • Leadership Development • Creative
Thinking • Careers in the Performing Arts • Life Choices and Decisions.