Gordon and I are headed to to the midwest this February for a workshop of Something Blue with Underscore Theatre Company as part of the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. We're so excited to hear our brand new show out loud and taste famous pizza in the wind! The reading is on Monday 2/18 at 8pm at The Edge Theater, and (free!) tickets are available here.
I had a ball as an American Lyric Theatre resident composer almost (gasp!) ten years ago, and am pleased as punch that REB+VoDKa+ME will be featured in the ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan Library on March 3rd at 3pm. Tickets are available here!
We have a complete draft of Something Blue, along with a complete score! The wonderful Johnny Shea, Victoria Hustom-Elem, and Sam Heldt came over to my place for a little super-low-key recording session so Gordon and I could hear the new tunes. What fun!
Gordon and I are excited that our song "Oh Killer" from REB+VoDKa+ME will be featured later this month in the A Little New Music concert at The Wallis in LA. We wish we could be there to see it, but can't wait to watch the youtubes :) More info here, if you're in LA and want to check it out!
This week I am having the most rapturous time at a writers' retreat with SPACE on Ryder Farm. Gordon and I are here through Page 73, and we've had the most wonderful week working on our various shows and communing with the sheep, horses, rabbits, and impressively sized bugs. Each day all the artists in residence gather for three amazing farm-to-table meals prepared by a resident chef, and this combination of structure/community and freedom to work has made this one of my most pleasant and productive writing experiences.
We have a first full draft of The Magnificent Seven, so Gordon and I gathered together some of our very favorite collaborators to read and sing through the whole thing. Thanks to Shaleah Adkisson, Renee Albulario, Delaney Amatrudo, Ian Axness, Ally Bonino, David Friedlander, Holly Gould, Brandon Michael Lowden, Ellen Macy, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Keith Rubin, and Hana Slevin for a great read and a great discussion.
Fun news: the University of San Francisco will be producing Elevator Heart as their fall mainstage production! More info and tickets here.
So fun to be named an "other name to investigate" in the last paragraph of Playbill's Writers You Should Know Mixtape.