Music, book and lyrics, by Denise Gentilini and Lisa Nemzo
Presented at The University of Denver (Denver, CO)
April 21, 2015
I never forget the massacre of the Armenians – never, never, never, never forget!
– Kourken Handjian
I Am Alive is an original dramatic musical inspired by the harrowing stories of the Armenian Genocide – the first genocide of the 20th century. I Am Alive music, book and lyrics, written by Emmy® Award-winning composer Denise Gentilini and internationally celebrated singer-songwriter Lisa Nemzo, is a love story of nearly seventy-five years, inspired by Ms. Gentilini’s grandparents Kourken and Malvine Handjian.
Director: Christy Montour-Larson
Stage Manager: Jean Egdorf
* World Premiere