Thanks to those who came down to La Mama to see our reading of Something Blue on March 20! It was magical getting to see what our amazing team – director Colette Robert, music director Mila Henry, and actors Ally Bonino, Sam Heldt & Casey Robinson – put together in 13 hours. We’re so grateful to Michael Walkup and Ashley Chang from Page 73 for giving us the chance to hear the show (and the space to write over the last year.) We can’t wait to see what’s next!
After our wonderful experience in Chicago, I’m so happy to be bringing Something Blue back home to New York with some of our favorite folks. Thanks to the wonderful Page 73 for giving us the chance to hear the show as a culmination of our year in their Interstate 73 writers group!
I had such a wonderful week in Chicago getting to work on our very first public reading of Something Blue in Underscore Theatre Company’s Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Thanks to very quick and very wonderful work by actors Britain Gebhardt, Sam Button-Harrison, and Alex Newkirk (pictured L-R), directors Isaac Loomer and Rachel Johnson, and music director Annabelle Revak, Julia and I got to see and hear the show in its full form for the first time – complete with suggestions of what a staging might look like!
We can’t wait to take what we’ve learned from our time in Chicago and see it in action next month when we get to hear Something Blue again, this time back home in NYC with Page 73. More info on that reading to come very soon!
Seven years after we wrote the first song for it, Something Blue is having its first public reading as part of the 2019 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, produced by Underscore Theatre Company. I’m so thrilled to get the chance to hear it fully and so excited to get to spend a week working in Chicago!
More information is coming soon, but you can reserve your (free) tickets if you will be in Chicago on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18!
I’m back in the city after an amazingly productive and beautiful week at SPACE on Ryder Farm of writing, eating, breathing fresh air, and making friends with woolly bear caterpillars. Julia and I made some great progress on thinking through Choreomania and made a giant leap towards a second draft of Something Blue.
I spent much of the week writing in the yurt, when I wasn’t harvesting dahlias or marveling at sunrises/sunsets.
We were thrilled to spend our time at SPACE with fellow P73er Blue Beckford Burrell, Working Farm playwright Antoinette Nwandu, and Stitcher podcasters Rachel Bonds, Ash Sanders, and Ellen Winter & Chris Litter.
Thanks to Page 73 for sending us up for the week!