Learn about a touching and humorous new musical that focuses on the stories of hospice patients and how you can join the audience.
My guest Benjamin Kintisch is a Cantor, hospice chaplain, and music teacher when he’s not performing on stage. He has loved singing and performing since childhood and has had used his skills to create a musical inspired by his experiences with hospice patients. He shares his creative process in writing Life Review: The Hospice Musical and performs two songs from the musical to give us a preview! Learn more at the website:
This episode includes:
- How a hospice chaplain became inspired to write a musical
- The power of both stories and music to open the heart
- Why music ends up being a good format for telling the stories of hospice patients
- An overview of Life Review: The Hospice Musical
- How Ben recognized that the musical needed to contain lightness and humor
- Coping with the reality that ultimately we can’t fix people
- Ben’s experiences “workshopping” the musical
- Feedback from cast members and audiences
- How Life Review can be used for education and discussion purposes
- Goals for the musical currently and post-COVID
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