John O'Keefe's Adaptation of Walt Whitman's
SONG OF MYSELF
Internationally acclaimed playwright, director, and solo performer, John O'Keefe has adapted "Song of Myself" into a dramatic tour de force poised between a straight recitation and an imaginative interpretation. Walt Whitman celebrated the moment, the special grandeur of everyday life - of breathing, of being, of ordinary things. O'Keefe's performance captures the spirit and music of Whitman's words so that every image and nuance is viscerally immediate and easily accessible to the modern ear.
Digital Beta, color/sound, 50 minutes. 2008