Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould, the young creators of Invisible Thread, present a concert of songs and stories from their new musical, winner of the 2012 and 2014 Richard Rogers Award for Musical Theater. Read More >
The creators of the award-winning Off Broadway musical, “Invisible Thread, deliver a thought provoking keynote address. Using original heart-pounding music, humor, and stories from their world travels, their presentation explores the complexity of aid work, Civil Rights, and American responsibility both here and abroad. As artists and activists, Matt and Griffin work alongside students, corporate leaders, and politicians to create dialogue centered around race relations, LGBT rights, art, and politics and seek to inspire their audience to re-imagine their endless potential to change the world.
Matt and Griffin have worked to rebuild communities broken by both natural and man-made disasters. They’ve given song and voice to the children and survivors of the 2010 Tohoku Tsunami that devastated a small fishing village in Japan, and counseled a University staff and student body in the wake of a campus hate crime in upstate New York. By channeling grief, joy, pain, and empathy through art, the pair challenges their audience to rebuild their community through their artistic expression.
Matt and Griffin have been featured in multiple national publications and have performed for countless schools, community groups, and houses of worship around the world.