This project began in 2017 when the Head of Arts at Branksome Hall Asia, frustrated by the lack of empowering material for a large female cast challenged her Spouse, Jessica Mór, to write a musical for their senior school theatre students.
Jessica began to listen; to read, research and talk to the students, fellow creatives, and the Jeju community where they lived. Gradually, the story, songs and characters of Rise, The Story of a Woman began to appear.
This blog records the life of the project so far, with details of the women who inspired the characters in the story, a statement of our hope and intention for a future life for the show and profiles of the creation team.
Watch the trailer…
Branksome Hall Asia’s talented students sing a selection of songs from the show
Opportunities to lend your support and news of what is currently happening in the life of the project can be found in the Support and News pages