Rhythm & Verse: A Literary and Music Salon

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Featured Artists for May 2018
Heather Plank and Jessi Meisel

Singer/Songwriter Nancy Sirianni
with Guitarist
Jon Lauter

Friday, May 18, 6:45pm
at Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse
20 E. Mermaid Lane, Chestnut Hill, PA 19118

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Heather Plank
Heather is an Philadelphia-based actress whose favorite roles include Mom in My Very Own Polar Bear (Act II Playhouse), Jennie in Chapter Two (Pegasus Theatre Project), Dr. Smith in Heart/Lung (Sketch Club Players), and Patsy in Side Man (Players Club of Swarthmore). She also performs with Liberty City Radio Theatre and will be improvising with Better Than Bacon this spring. Her next role is Rowena in Biloxi Blues at Act II this fall.

Jessi Meisel
Graduate of Stockton University, Jessi is a director, choreographer, stage manager, and performer from South Jersey. Thrilled to make her debut at the salon, she has just recently choreographed Sweet Charity with Bridge Players Theatre Company. Past onstage credits include: Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream: a Musical Comedy (BPTC), Second Nun in House of Blue Leaves (SCTC), and Kafka in Words, Words, Words (Road Co.).

Nancy Sirianni
Nancy Sirianni is a singer/songwriter from Long Island, NY. To her credit: two critically acclaimed CDs with her former band, the scoldees, whose many performances include: national music festivals Woodstock 99, Kerrville Folkfest and Bethlehem Musikfest; clubs The Bottom Line in NYC, Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, Whisky-A-Go-Go in LA, and Jazz Café The Duke, the Netherlands. Seven of Nancy’s songs have been licensed by film & TV. Solo credits include performances at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and as an opener for Taylor Hicks at Poughkeepsie’s Mid Hudson Art Centre.www.nancysirianni.com for more.

Jon Lauter
Jon Lauter, an extraordinary lead guitar player who will likely make you weep. Jon regularly “sits in” with several bands on Long Island, and credits include a live performances at The Barn at Levon Helm’s in Woodstock, NY.