Perk up your ears! Anna Jacobs is up next for Playbill's Songwriter Series, which launched in July with a soulful performance by Troy Anthony, featured Jaime Jarrett's transgender superhero musical Wonder Boy, Cheeyang Ng's Eastbound and MĀYĀ, Truth Future Bachman's Shapeshifters and Luna and the Starbodies, and many more. The series is dedicated to spotlighting emerging composers and features a new video every month.
Jacobs, a winner of the prized Jonathan Larson Grant, visited Playbill to perform songs from three of her musicals: Witnesses, inspired by the journal entry of a young Polish girl; Pop!, Jacobs' collaboration with Maggie-Kate Coleman which explores the 1968 shooting of Andy Warhol; and Jacobs' current collaboration with Anna Ziegler, A House Without Windows.
(Video contains language that might offend. Viewer discretion advised)
Featured songs include "Even In The Darkest Moment" from Witnesses; "Up Your Ass" from Pop!; "This World" from A House Without Windows; and "Sail Away With Me" from A House Without Windows.
Jacobs is joined in the Songwriter Series video by vocalists Arturo Hernandez, Alyse Alan Louis, and Lexi Rhoades. The group is accompanied by pianist and music director Dan Pardo, playing the Playbill piano, provided by the nonprofit Sing for Hope.
To learn more about Jacobs and her work, visit AnnaKJacobs.com.
Sing for Hope harnesses the power of the arts to create a better world. Our creative programs bring hope, healing, and connection to millions of people in hospitals, schools, care facilities, refugee camps, transit hubs, and community spaces worldwide. A non-profit organization founded in New York City in response to the events of 9/11, Sing for Hope partners with hundreds of community-based organizations, mobilizes thousands of artists in creative service, and produces artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos across the US and around the world. The official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Sing for Hope champions art for all because we believe the arts have an unmatched capacity to uplift, unite, and heal. Learn more at SingForHope.org.