Produced, directed, and choreographed by Jenna Werhun,  for the arms that have held me features an electrifying, all-female cast, tap dancing, live music, and original poetry. The production is a personal narrative, dedicated to those who have supported me and continue to guide me through the complicated process of healing. It is inspired by all those who encourage me daily to pursue the endless search for more profound truths and to continue my journey in building self-resilience

July 2018 Premiere Cast & Crew:

creative team:
created & directed by: jenna werhun
graphic designer: kylie deregt
lighting designer: megan koshka
musical director: mallory chipman
stage manager: kerstie dittmann (with assistance from jewel zahr)


conceptual designer & choreographer:
jenna werhun

cast:
carmen ritchie      jenna werhun    laura donaldson

band:
mallory chipman & karimah  (vocals)      andrew creswick (bass)      brett hansen (guitar)      cameron o’neill (drums)      ross nicoll (keys)

ensemble:
barbara vargas      caity dwyer      hannah palichuk      janae olsen      kristen farmer     nadia funaro      natalia salvador     
sandra podjarkowski


special guests & guest choreographers:
amy werhun      edrick ochoco        katherine semchuk        
nasra adem

photography:
biboye onanuga  & kobe amoh