Amy, Sara, and my elevator hearts were bursting with pride after Saturday's reading our our show, Elevator Heart, at The Tank. The reading was directed by Dev Bondarin and music directed by Rich Silverstein, starring Sherz Aletaha, Ally Bonino, Joanna Carpenter, Lizette Cruz, Latoya Edwards, Ellen Condon Macy, Aneesh Sheth and Tatiana Wechsler.
Gordon and I were excited to be on Mia's World, a radio show about all types of music, on Tuesday 9/26. You can catch us chatting about Columbiner culture and teen gymnasts here (just search for the 9/26 episode of Mia's World in the Archived Shows section.) Mia Berman is a delight, and I could not have been happier to combine two of my favorite earthly pleasures -- listening to musicals I wrote and talking.
Sara, Amy and I are putting up a reading of Elevator Heart at The Tank on Saturday, 10/14 at 7pm. Tickets are here! And, for good measure, here's the title song:
The dance piece I wrote music for is being featured as part of the Spark Movement Collective's Collections of Change on Friday 9/29 and Saturday 9/30 at the Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn street in Brooklyn). I am totally thrilled with the gorgeous choreography Michelle Thompson Ulerich did to the music I wrote, and the excepts I've seen from the other dances pieces in the show are equally awesome. Tickets are here!
Gordon and I are so excited to be part of the inaugural class of the Collective for the 92Y's Music Theatre Development Lab! We plan to use the good company -- including people from the dance world -- to finally get to work on Choreomania, our show about the Dancing Plague of 1518. Here's the one song we've written for the show so far:
I'm working with choreographer Michelle Thompson Ulerich on a new dance piece for the Spark Collective. While I've written a few things for dance before, this is my first experience with this process. We talked about what the piece would be about on a broad level in terms of topic, tone, etc, then I set off to write the music, and now Michelle is making a dance to the piece I wrote. This behind the scenes event was my first time seeing what they are working on, and oh boy is it exciting. Our piece, The Always Puzzle of Changing, was one of six featured, all of which will be programmed in their upcoming Collections of Change -- tickets go on sale September 1st!
Last week Gordon and I packed our passports and headed to Windsor, Canada to see a production of Pregnancy Pact. The show was produced by The Edge Productions, and it was performed at The Rondo, a cool live music bar type space that had a lovely intimate, grounded feel to it. It was such an honor to meet the talented group that put on the show, and really moving to be in the audience for a production that happened entirely independently from us. Plus we got this cool selfie with the posters for the show.
Gordon and I are so excited about the Canadian premiere of our musical Pregnancy Pact put on by The Edge Productions.
My friend Vira from college invited me to be part of this rad event on August 10th! Excited to chat about all things music composition and enjoy some light bites.
Gordon and I had the best time on Sunday night kicking off the New Writers at 54 Below series! The amount of gratitude I feel for our amazing performers and friends and family who came to check out songs from three of our newest shows has rendered me completely dumbstruck, so I'll let the videos from the show speak for themselves! You can listen to the full playlist here.