Catie Curtis & Becky Bellingham
The Raft is an 85 minute musical play that follows two women through 25 years of friendship and tells the story of their lives, their losses, and their transformations. The book was written by Rebecca Bellingham and the songs are by Catie Curtis. Catie’s decades-long career as a singer-songwriter is reflected in the song choices that bring the story of Rebs and Gabby to life, performed by Rebecca and Marlene Montes. Along with special guest Rose Polanzani, Catie will be leading the band as the actors perform a staged reading of the musical.
Passim requires all staff, performers, and patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine when they work, attend performances, classes, and workshops at Passim. Patrons will be asked to show their vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card when they enter the club. Patrons will be asked to show proof each time they visit the club. If a patron is not able to show proof of vaccination they will not be allowed to attend the performance, and their ticket purchase will be refunded.
During COVID, Passim has invested in its live stream capability, and we encourage patrons who have not been vaccinated or others who don’t feel comfortable yet visiting the club to watch the live streams or attend online classes instead. If you purchased a ticket but aren’t feeling well, please stay home and watch the livestream instead.
The City of Cambridge has issued an emergency order requiring that face masks or coverings be worn in indoor public places. Patrons and staff must wear masks at Passim unless actively eating or drinking. Artists may remove masks when performing and will maintain a 6-ft distance from the audience. Visit cambridgema.gov/covid19/facecoverings for full information on the Cambridge mask mandate.
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Starting Feb 1st, we’ll be requiring a third dose (booster) if your final shot is more than 6 months prior.
Passim is committed to providing a safe environment for all to work, listen, and enjoy live music. It is our hope that we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.
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For over 25 years, Catie toured full-time in the US and Europe, releasing 14 recordings and selling over 250,000 CDs (not to mention streaming and downloads). She has recorded for major (EMI Guardian) and independent (Rykodisc, Vanguard and Compass) labels, collaborating with some of the finest musicians and producers in the country.
Before the pandemic, she continued to play shows for a legion of fans who shared stories with her at the merch table night after night. Her songs have been featured in films and tv shows, and she performed several times at the White House during the Obama administration. She’s intensely grateful for those years and honored to know that her music has been an integral part of so many people’s lives.
Catie has been making the transition to working as a community mental health counselor over the past three years. Her job as a therapist, while incredibly fulfilling, does not feed the artist in her! “I still need and want to create music. It can be hard to find the time, but writing is still how I make sense of my life and the world around me. Writing a song is like putting together a puzzle using the head, heart, hands and a guitar.” Fortunately, it’s important to her fans, too. With financial support from fans (through Patreon) Catie has written dozens of songs over the past couple of years, eleven of which appear on her new album The Raft. She would love for you to be a part of this special community of support, which you can find here: https://www.patreon.com/catiecurtis.
PC: Leise Jones
Rebecca Bellingham is equal parts artist and educator. Currently, she is the Culturally Responsive Literacy Specialist at Francis Parker School and Writing/Theater Director at TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project in San Diego. Before moving to San Diego, Rebecca was a literacy consultant and fourth grade teacher at Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope, and a full time instructor in the Literacy Specialist Program at Columbia University Teachers College. She continues to teach courses at Teachers College and perform professionally around the country. Similar to Catie, Rebecca finds teaching incredibly fulfilling but yearns to feed the artist within her!