Award winning singer-songwriter and storyteller Kiya Heartwood announced today that her one woman show, Song Tales from the American Edge will be a part of the Orlando International Fringe Festival in Orlando, Florida. Kiya Heartwood is an international touring singer-songwriter and storyteller who “sings tales of underdogs from all over, with a distinctly American, soulful sincerity.” From tales of racehorses like Man O’ War to cross dressing confederates and puritan pirates, Kiya Heartwood is "an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America." Heartwood’s show will be performed five times at the Orlando Art Museum over the course of the Orlando International Fringe Festival.
Kiya Heartwood’s Song Tales from the American Edge was featured at last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. There were over 30,000 worldwide and UK based artists who performed at this event, with Heartwood’s show receiving a four stars review from Broadway Baby Magazine. The performance dates for the Orlando Fringe are : May 14th Press and Other Artist Preview Thursday, May 14th 1 pm, Saturday, May 16 8:30 pm Sunday, May 17 1:30 pm Tues, May 19th 6:15 pm Thursday, May 21st 8 pm Saturday, May 23, 2 pm. Tickets are $10 and available here. http://orlandofringe.ticketleap.com/
Kiya Heartwood (Stealin Horses, Wishing Chair) lives in Austin, TX and has been performing for more than 30 years. Regarding this latest production Heartwood stated, “To me it's great to sing the stories of the underdogs and outsiders who aren't living on Wall Street bonuses. As Margaret Atwood wrote in The Handmaid's Tale, “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories. Those are the stories I want to tell.” The Orlando Art Museum is a new venue for this year’s Fringe Festival. The Orlando Art Museum is located at 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL, 32803, Orlando, FLA
About Singer Songwriter Kiya Heartwood:
Kiya Heartwood lives and works in Austin, Texas. Her career began in Lexington Kentucky with the Arista rock band, Stealin Horses and she was half of the folk rock duo, Wishing Chair. Kiya was the primary songwriter and lead singer for both groups. Heartwood’s second solo CD, Palo Duro will be released this June. For more information, videos, listening and tour dates :www.kiyaheartwood.com.
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