Jeanne Marie Spicuzza Joins "The Dinner Party"

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"Hildegard/'O quam mirabilis est'," from poet Jeanne Spicuzza's self-titled CD, has been selected for inclusion in Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," currently on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

"Hildegard/'O quam mirabilis est'," the haunting and ethereal selection from poet Jeanne Spicuzza's self-titled CD, has been selected for inclusion in Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," on permanent collection at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and the Brooklyn Museum. "The Dinner Party" is a celebration of the achievements of 1,038 actual and mythical female figures, and pays tribute to all women who have been ignored or lost to history. As the artist explains, "The Dinner Party was meant to end the ongoing cycle of omission in which women were written out of the historical record."

Segments of "Hildegard/'O quam mirabilis est'" are taken from Ms. Spicuzza's motion picture screenplay "Breath of God," which received blessings and honors from Pope John Paul II and the Vatican Division of Arts and Culture in 2000. Spanning ten years of research and writing, "Breath of God" is based on the true story of visionary medieval abbess, artist and physician Hildegard von Bingen. Having founded two Benedictine monasteries for women and completing three books of theology, two scientific texts, countless songs and symphonies, including the first morality opera, Hildegard died at age 81 with over 100 people in her care. "Hildegard," a passionate and inspiring monologue written and performed by Ms. Spicuzza, is followed by the angelic and sonorous vocals of Stefanie Naifeh, who sings the a cappella composed by the abbess.

'Jeanne Spicuzza' includes a bonus track of the SLAM-winning hit, "(Men Succeed Where Women Are) SLUTS", which has ranked in the TOP 40 of downloads since February 2005. "SLUTS" is slated to appear in the upcoming motion picture "Making Angels," directed by "Daughter's of the Dust" and "The Rosa Parks Story" Directors Guild of America- and Emmy Award-nominee Julie Dash. "Making Angels" is scheduled to commence production in 2007.

'Jeanne Spicuzza' is available through Inoculation Records and "Breath of God" is currently in development. For more information, visit

For additional information on The Dinner Party, visit the

Jeanne Marie Spicuzza: a poet, screenwriter, producer and actor, Ms. Spicuzza has performed internationally at festivals and venues like Lollapalooza, Ladyfest, Pabst Theatre and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She has appeared on BBC Radio, WMSE, ROR FM Italia and others. Published in 'Poetry Motel,' 'Quill & Parchment,' 'Riverwest Review' and more, Ms. Spicuzza currently lives in Los Angeles.


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