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Sunset

SUNLIGHT SORBET

Playground Festival 2023
CMU School of Drama

Sunlight Sorbet was created by myself in collaboration with fellow artists Sean Hodges and Luke Suddeth. We had been working on original songs together and proposed to the Playground Committee a concert of original music with an interactive audience experience. Once selected, I worked to gather musicians to join our team and collaborated with designers to create the aesthetic vision of the show. Thematically, we sought to emulate the feelings evoked by watching a sunset on a quiet beach. I structured the setlist to mirror the rise and recede of a wave crashing on the shore. 

Photo by Hailey Garza

We established an interactive space by inviting audience members to sit on picnic blankets on the ground. We had a tap battle between our drummer and tap dancer, Jack Ducat. We invited the audience to sing in harmony to accompany one of our songs. Finally, we closed out with a song with an artist leading a simple yoga practice, ending our performance with a communal experience of peace and relaxation. 

Photo by Hailey Garza

Photo by Hailey Garza

Photo by Hailey Garza

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"In the Absence of You" written and performed by Caroline Holmes and Sean Hodges. Drums: Luke Suddeth; Saxophone: Ang Goodman. Perfomed in "Sunlight Sorbet" at Playground Festival of Student Theater, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, December 2023. 

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