NYC. My good friend and colleague and (stage) husband, Ben Beckley-Chayes, has made his Broadway debut in What The Constitution Means To Me. Colleague, friend, occasional mentor, & all around superstar, Heidi Schreck, has created the event of the season. Congrats to all.
NYC. The So-fi Festival, in association with The Muse Project, presents a reprise workshop of Kyra Miller's BlueBearGasLight at The (Bell Labs) Boardroom - Westbeth - 463 West Street New York, New York 10014.
A folklorist prepares her version of an old, dark fairy tale, only to discover a disconcerting fun-house mirror image in her own partnership.
This work was originally incubated by The Muse Project at The Flea Theater in 2018. Read more about it here.
NYC. I am doing a workshop of the new play, Qualified Disclaimer by Zac Kline, directed by Ian Morgan. The cast includes Blair Baker, Alex Breaux, Bob Jaffe, Kathryn Kates, Sean Meehan, and me.
NYC. Reading of Small Town Boy for the Pen America World Voices Festival. The play is written by German notable Falk Richter, directed by Nic Benacerraf. Cast includes Jeremy Goren, Neal Gupta, Damon Owlia, Evan Spigelman, and me. Sound by Asa Wember.
NYC. Went to see Alice by Heart today at MCC. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater are modern day mad magicians. They challenge and re-invent the form of musical theater like no others. Also, their incredibly unique, poetic empathy for the coming-of-age genre is yet again on full display. The piece is gorgeously meditative and eloquent. The cast is, of course, fantastic. Grace McLean was born to play the Queen of Hearts - I honestly cannot think of a better performance of this iconic character. Go see it. A special shout out to the talented Zac Kline who made sure I did! Also, Jason Hart has mad skillz to share. xo.
Truly the end of an era. Rest in Peace, Stanley Donen. To call him a legend is almost an understatement. He essentially created what we know and understand as the modern day American musical. He lived an incredible, long life, and the loss is huge - literally the last of the great Golden Age Hollywood directors. I feel extremely lucky to have known him and to have learned so much from him and his staff, who have all been so supportive of me, too. SD, I hope you are tap dancing with Audrey, Fred, Bob, Gene, Debbie, our friend Landen, and so many more. You will be missed. <3.
I took a break and hopped on over to tech at the Lyceum Theatre to hang out w my buddies Alex and Stephen for Be More Chill on Broadway. Projection designer Alex Koch and director Stephen Brackett met working on Woodshed's The Tenant. Alex is also my producing partner for Staging Film. Make sure to get your tix to this cult hit! I am so excited for them. Congrats to the whole team. 🎉