Lavender Mist and other Short Musical Plays
an original musical premiere
In the spring of 2018, Scott Susong and I discussed some ideas I had for future projects. Within a few short weeks it turned into a pitch of shows inspired by Jackson Pollock paintings, and in a few more I was commissioned to write five original one-act musicals for my alma mater's 2019 MT workshop class. They were comprised of:
Lavender Mist, a musical about family ties and relationships
2X, a musical dealing with grief and abortion issues in America's current political climate
The Strange and Tragic Life of Ember Dorran, a sung-through musical accompanied by guitar and violin. A TYA piece about a girl's journey to get to space, and a cautionary tale about responsibility.
Barista Dreams, a musical about a group of friends who work in a coffee shop in NYC. Now titled Going To Be, the piece is being expanded and will have a reading in New York in November 2019.
The 8 of Us, a musical about eight brothers and their ailing mother coming together for the first time in years.