January 6 at 4PM | 7, 8, & 10–12 at 7:30PM | Post-show conversation on Jan 6 at HERE Mainstage

Dappled late-afternoon light bathes a clearing in the hand-crafted forest. Cellist/singer Leah Coloff emerges, trailing a 25-foot cape of tattered denim. Tracing the secrets of her family history, Coloff glides between idyllic childhood memories, unanswered questions and her roller coaster ride of fertility treatments. ThisTree weaves autobiographical storytelling, 8 mm home movies, and Coloff’s signature blend of blues, rock and non- traditional cello playing, supported by an all- female band, to investigate the vantage point of being the last branch on the family tree.


Produced for PROTOTYPE by HERE, a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.


Commissioned and developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program and a developmental residency at Bethany Arts Community. It is being supported by HERE’s Fund for Women Artists, generously created by Jennifer Suh Whitfield and Benjamin Whitfield.


ThisTree is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


75 minutes | Photo by Paula Court

$25 with PROTO Pack
$60 with Premium PROTO Pack

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Leah Coloff

Ellie Heyman