My primary focus and passion these days is co-writing the musical “YOURS, THROGNOG” with my friend Kitty Karn. I’m so grateful to be awarded a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, with funds provided by The McKnight Foundation.
My cousin Karen transcribed her father’s letters to his beloved Doris during World War II, chronicling an intimate glimpse into a budding relationship within a tumultuous time. Burt often signed off with his quirky “Yours, Thrognog.” Audiences will experience America at war and all that means: women entering the workplace, the soldiers’ vacillating boredom and terror, loss of loved ones, civilians doing without, and the summoning of immense courage. Interfaced with present time the character of Doris will convey how dementia allows a morphing of reality into a personal healing mythology. We also meet a granddaughter seeking direction and self forgiveness. Within these overlapping realities the enduring power of love prevails.
The show will be presented as a work in progress at Western Illinois University in Macomb on September 15th an 16th, 2016.
New Release: “Like Noah’s Dove”
Re-imagined folk and traditional classics with Kreitlow’s intriguing vocals and illuminating arrangements, featuring Randy Sabien on violin, Max Dyer on cello, percussionist Ray Dillard, and renowned Gaelic harpist Ann Heymann. Click here to listen.