EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
A song cycle about love, heartache, and getting stuck on the astral plane. Concert-style, folk-rock storytelling brings lovers together and apart, dismantles a cult, and ends up somewhere in the energetic web above South America, searching for meaning in magic, and magic in anything at all.
Featuring a book by Kate Scelsa, with songs by Scelsa, Robert Johanson, and Gavin Price.
THE HAUNTED DOLL (Work-in-progress)
A musical about haunted dolls and feminist witches, being developed as part of the New Georges Audrey Residency program, with songs by songwriter Mike Iveson.
When teenager Claire decides she wants to study to become a witch, she seeks out Morphena79, an experienced practitioner who spends her days writing angry reviews of her ex-girlfriend's exploitative witchcraft book on Amazon. Meanwhile Claire's mother June suffers from a mysterious incurable malady, that seems to have been brought on during her time working at the Tree Time Doll factory as a tour guide who simulated doll births for visitors. It was one Visitor in particular who never left the factory, and who might hold the key to June's illness and Claire's burgeoning mystical abilities.
EMBERT (THE ROAST)
Cult-like religious institution "The Upstairs Congregation" is in for a surprise when the prodigal daughter of their leader returns home after years of revolutionary work, overthrowing patriarchal institutions around the world. Now she has her sights set on the king of her homeland, and the magical, possibly mythical, source of his power, a beast called the Embert. If she can catch it, she's going to eat it.
Developed and shown in residence at Dixon Place.
“Light Keepers” combines puppetry, film, and live music to tell the story of Jordan, an androgynous orphan taken in by the mysterious and impossibly ancient lighthouse keeper Isaac Small.
Created in collaboration with puppet artist Amanda Villalobos, developed at BAX, for Puppet Blok at Dixon Place, and in residence at the Henson Carriage house, and produced at Five Myles in January, 2015.
A new husband is being invited into the fold of Marty's matriarchal polyandrous family unit. Twenty-something Trevor, husband number two to late-thirties matriarch Marty, has convinced the Family to take on his high school friend Sam as husband number three, but finds himself conflicted about his feelings when Sam arrives.
When Trevor starts having problems, he is referred to the family's pastor and her controversial methods for self-control and continued devotion to the needs of the Family above all else.