REB + VoDKa + ME

Music by Julia Meinwald
Directed by Benjamin Kamine
Full-length musical

September 11, 2014 would have been Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold’s 33rd birthday and the Tumblr community of his fans, known as Columbiners, spent the day thinking of him. The mourning was interrupted when Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane escaped from prison that evening, throwing the true crime community into a frenzy. REB + VoDKa + ME follows a girl through the events of that day, her own eighteenth birthday, exploring the quest for community and understanding of the misunderstood.

Development History

  • 2017 Workshop, Tisch New Musical Theatre Workshop
    Rich Silverstein, Music Director
  • 2016 Sharing, The Civilians’ R&D Group FINDINGS Series
    Rich Silverstein, Music Director
    Featuring Ally Bonino, Hanako Greensmith, Sam Heldt, Kelsey Lake, Evan Maltby, Lauren Marcus, Elexis Morton, Matthew Oster, Allison Jill Posner, Libby Servais, Rich Silverstein, Emily Walton
  • REB + VoDKa + ME was written in the 2015-2016 Civilians’ R&D Group, and further developed at the 2016 Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, the 2016-17 Musical Theatre Factory, and the 2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre Alumni Residency.