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Tangles in Time: Live performance and documentary film series to premiere in September

Tangles in Time is both a series of short documentary films that I directed, and an original theater production, created and directed by Theater of Witness Artistic Director, Teya Sepinuck. The films and live performances intimately explore the lives of people suffering from dementia and the life-altering challenges faced by their care partners.

Real people, real stories

The performers are actual caregivers, medical professionals, and people living with dementia. Based on their own true stories of love, loss, illness, and caring, the production weaves together live performance with original music and film.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at for the following Philadelphia shows:

Friday, September 13, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 7:30 PM

As the project filmmaker, I directed, shot, and edited the video material for the live shows as well as seven additional short films, which will be released in September. The films further explore the lives of the performers: the dementia sufferers, the doctors, medical students, nurses, and family members whose lives have been devastated by the emotional and physical responsibilities of being primary caregivers.

Theater of Witness

Since 1986, Teya Sepinuck has directed more than thirty­-five original productions with people living through traumatic circumstances in Philadelphia, Poland, and Northern Ireland. Her unique method of performance works to amplify the voices of people who have been marginalized in society and often brings together participants across divides of difference. Performed by the people themselves, Theater of Witness productions invite audiences to bear witness to real stories of suffering, transformation, and peace.

Tangles in Time was produced by Packafoma Philms in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University and Theater of Witness, with major support provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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