Urban Bush Women is proud to kickoff Lumberyard’s Summer 2018 Season in Catskill and Hudson with Scat!
"Scat! is my story. It is my family's story. It is a personal and collective story of a family and a people, moving from the Jim Crow south during the Great Migration."
- Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Urban Bush Women (UBW) is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Set in a fictional jazz club, Scat! is a dance-driven musical that tells a love story of two people making their way during the Great Migration through song, dance and storytelling. It is a powerful tale of one family and what happens when dreams encounter the realities of American life in the 40s & 50s. Scat! features an original jazz score performed live by a 5-piece band and two vocalists.
Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks; Original Music Composed and Performed by Craig Harris.