Danielle DeMatteo

Queen Anne, A New Musical
Artistic Discipline: TheaterInterdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Fort Greene

In 1522, Anne Boleyn returns home to the Court of England from France. What happens next is highly disputed, by historians and fans alike. But when looking at just primary source evidence, ignoring biased sources, a new story of Anne emerges -- one of an original medieval feminist, who has been buried in 500 years of sexist slander. This musical blends pop, poetry, and classical renaissance music to tell the truth about one of history’s most misunderstood women.