I am so thrilled to get to share the news that The Loneliest Girl in the World will have its world premiere production at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, CA in 2018!
With Diversionary’s Artistic Director Matt Morrow at the helm, the show will run May 24 through July 2, 2018. (Only 361 days until the first rehearsal, not that I’m counting.) Before the production, Julia and I will get to head out to San Diego later this year to do some work and meet some San Diegans.
Founded in 1986, Diversionary’s mission is to “provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion” and to “foster and amplify the next generation of LGBT voices by providing live entertainment in a dynamic, inclusive and provocative environment that celebrates and preserves our unique culture.”
To top it all off, the rest of the season is filled with West Coast premieres of work by some amazing playwrights and peers. Check out the rest of the season on their website!
Big thanks to NAMT for their generous support of the production.
Check back here for more information as I continue my year-long countdown…
Julia and I are pleased to be working with students at The American Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA) on songs from our collection. AMTA was founded in London in 2010 as a training ground for musical theatre performers, and a program began in New York this past fall. Over the next few weeks, along with music director extraordinaire Rich Silverstein, we’ll be spending time with a class of 8 students as they learn our songs (and learn some of the skills needed to work on a new musical. It’s such a fun chance for us to revisit some of our favorite material, and a great way to meet the next generation of musical theatre performers! Thanks to co-founder Christie Miller for getting us involved!
I’m so excited to head back up to the Yale Institute for Music Theatre in New Haven this June! Six years after our amazing experience with Pregnancy Pact, Julia and I will get to spend two weeks working on REB+VoDKa+ME in their alumni residency alongside workshops of the new musicals Gumbo and Cowboy Bob.
No actors, no rehearsals, no presentations – just us and our writing for two whole weeks! (With intermittent stops at Miya’s Sushi, of course.) I can’t wait to maximize these two weeks and come out on the other end with a full draft of the show.
Thanks to the wonderful Mark Brokaw for including us again this year!
I’m so happy to share that I’m now working with Mark Orsini at Bret Adams! So if you’re looking for info on licensing a show of mine, you can find his information on the CONTACT page. (But if you’re looking to talk about dogs or Orphan Black, you should still email me directly.)
Chicago’s Underscore Theatre featured our songs in their Tiny Storefront Concert Series’ celebration of Galentine’s Day on February 13. We were sad to miss it ourselves, but so happy that there’s video proof!
Enjoy Meghan Shanahan singing the heck out of “Hard For Me Not To Love You” (and then check out the rest of the concert in Underscore’s playlist):
Thanks to Isaac Loomer for bringing our work to Chicago!