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Summer Happenings…

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I just reunited with Sibyl Kempson and Graham Reynolds to work on The Securely Conferred Vouchsafed Keepsakes of Maery S. at New Dramatists.  It’s a sort of kaleidoscopic meditation on Mary Shelley’s life, monsters and the outdoors.  We had a week to work primarily on music but we also managed to try out some new theatrical conceits that proved super fertile during our concert reading.  It was a treat to have so much time to work with artists I admire and adore.

I’m thrilled to begin work on another musical this week at Ars Nova.  Created by a wildly talented couple–The Bengsons–with additional lovely thoughtful work on the book by Sarah Gancher, it’s called The Lucky Ones and is being directed by Anne Kaufman.  I love working with Anne as much as I love watching her work.  So I’m very excited to be in this room and sing these songs and return to the freedom and delicious that is Ars Nova.  Last time I performed there it was in the original production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 so partnering with them again feels like home.

I’m also doing a short film with my friend Shane Kearns.  He wrote the script, won a grant from BMCC and is hard at work to make his vision a reality.  It’s called Remedial Love and we’ll star in it together.  I’ll share our fruits as soon as I can.  Stay tuned cause I’ve got another play on the horizon…

 

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Juicy and Delicious!

1_IMG_0089I’m doing a reading this week of Juicy and Delicious— the play that the film Beasts of the Southern Wild is based on.  I met Lucy Alibar last year when I was at the Vineyard Arts Project.  She’s a warm force of a woman whose work embodies that same magic kind of energy.  I’m so excited to explore her work along with a strange, wonderful and sickly talented group of friends and artists.  The reading is Thursday night at 7 at The Canter Center, 36 East 8th Street.  It’s a free event and a part of the Fusion Festival.  For more info feel free to click here http://www.fusionfilmfestival.com/schedule/    Hope to see you there!

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