The Distant Flight of Birds and Other Works

The Distant Flight of Birds and Other Works

Distant Flight of Birds is an original piece of song and imagery created by Sarah Bendix, Lara Golan and Susan Payne O'Brien. Directed by Mikalina Rabinsky. Performed by Nyela Basney, Leah Hungerford, Amanda Neal, Alex Salas, Alexandra Plattos Sulack, Angela Torres-Kutkuhn, Antora DeLong, Seth King-Gengler, Abby Geni and Nelia Miller.

Amanda Neal

Alexandra Salas

Angela Torres-Kutkuhn

Abby Geni

Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, winner of the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction and the inaugural Chicago Review of Books Awards for Best Fiction, and The Last Animal (2013), an Indies Introduce Debut Writers Selection and a finalist for the Orion Book Award. Her short stories have won first place in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and the Chautauqua Contest and have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship.



The Distant Flight of Birds and Other Works will feature four performances by artists working in classical music, writing, story-telling and puppetry.

Black Cat Theatre Company presents the visceral beauty of Manuel de Falla's "Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles". Susan Payne O’Brien will be singing this work, directed and designed by Mikalina Rabinsky and featuring Nyela Basney on piano. Nelia Miller presents a re-telling of Ahab and Jonah's stories and a telling of what happens after. "Cetology" examines the destructive and nurturing sides of both ourselves and our relationships. Award-winning author Abby Geni reads from her first book, "The Last Animal". "Landscaping" is a story about parenthood, love, autism, and the moon. "Distant Flight of Birds" is a work-in-progress showing featuring artists from Forte Chicago. This piece omes out of a 6-week exploration of Grimm's fairy tale of "The Seven Ravens."

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