h y m n s

In Development as a live performance and video project

A body of new praise songs sown from the seeds of the oldest surviving greek poetry, adapted for these strange days. Learn more about the Homeric Hymns and our adaptation here.

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Photos and Artist Credits from our initial development at the Getty Villa's performance lab Watch a video of the stage showing here.


Created by Mat Diafos Sweeney…Staged and Choreographed with Sebastian Peters-Lazaro…Composed in collaboration with Ellen Warkentine…with additional words by Jesse Rasmussen…adapted from the Homeric Hymns.

Workshop Ensemble: Max Baumgarten, Danny Echevarria, Maya Gingery, Jodie Landau, Matt Orrenstein, Lukas Papenfusscline, Prudence Rees-Lee, Linnea Sablosky, Lisa Salvo, Zachary Carlisle Sanders, Ellen Warkentine, Cassandra Blair Ward

Set and Properties Designed and Constructed by Sebastian Peters-Lazaro with additional design by Regan Baumgarten and assistance from Katy Schwartz
Costumes by Mieko Romming, Lighting by Brandon Baruch
Stage Management and Production Assistance by Miranda Peters-Lazaro
Production Photos by Jenny Baumert