This isn't new but it is urgent
We need artistic spaces that are constantly and rigorously working on dismantling racist and patriarchal systems. And demand the same of ourselves and/or others.
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The Industry Reading of The Wrong American has been postponed. But the developing musical by Alexandra Petri and Jack Mitchell needs to be in the air - its joyous comedy is a balm for the COVID quarantine.
Black Hole Wedding is still in development post NYMF and had a reading in early March - happy to remain part of its evolution, this time with director Dennis Corsi
My NYMF Debut
I made my New York Musical Theatre Festival debut with Black Hole Wedding, a satirical look at the oil industry and green energy. Proud to say the producers donated all ticket proceeds to charities that support green energy initiatives.
Directed by Craig J. George with music by Paul E. Nelson and words by Katherine Brann Fredericks, the show follows in the tongue and cheek footsteps of How to Succeed in Business and Urinetown. Ran July 15 - 20 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in midtown.
I made my sketch comedy writing and acting debut
with The Moxie Lab!
Moxie is a Sketch Comedy Lab for Women, Trans, and Non-Binary comedians. Working with coaches Chloe Koser, Amanda Xeller, and Kayte Zhang my sketch The 99% opened on The Magnet Theatre stage.
The Day Before Spring Closes
Honored to be a part of the Musicals in Mufti Series at The York! What a crazy opportunity to help give a forgotten Lerner and Loewe musical its first full-score New York performance since the 1940s. Marc Acito directed as well as updated the book while music director David Hancock Turner updated the score, moving the story to the late 50s.
"Why are you laughing?"