Noise

Full Length Musical; 2w, 2m.

When Dr. Kenton began conducting a study on a college campus, she thought she was on the brink of a biomedical breakthrough. Today, she appears before a jury. Elsewhere, an unlikely friendship between two college students takes a bitter turn. As these stories unfold and begin to echo one another, lines blur between the past as we remember it, and the future as we fear it. Noise is a new musical about the interconnectedness of our pasts and our futures, and the ways we can be blinded by our ghosts.

Noise received a workshop production off-broadway at The Tank, and a reading at Emerging Artists Theatre’s 2022 New Work Series.

Music from Noise has been performed at the York Theatre’s New Works Concert, the Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Songwriters Concert (UK), the Chicago Dramatists Guild, the Allen & Gray Musical Festival’s New Voices Concert Series, the Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert Series, and Under the Arch Incubator’s New Work Cabaret (featuring the national touring cast of The Band’s Visit!)

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Where We Are

A Song Cycle

I’m so excited to be working on a song cycle based on From Here to There, a collection of found maps curated by artist Kris Harzinski via the Hand Drawn Map Association! Each song is based on a map drawn by someone trying to determine their place between a physical, psychological, or emotional “Point A” and “Point B.”

Songs from the piece have been performed at 54 Below and Mullins & Coyne’s The Get Together, and few exciting updates are on the horizon!

Painting Faye Salvez

Full Length Musical; 4w, 3m.

Three years after Faye Salvez went missing, her family and friends still have no closure. When a young artist promises he can capture Faye’s essence in a family portrait by speaking with her loved ones, Faye’s friends and family gather for a series of interviews. Memories clash and old wounds are reopened throughout the course of one day in the Salvez family home. Is it always the responsibility of an artist to present the truth?

Painting Faye Salvez has been developed at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the Library at the Public Theater, Tuacahn Theatre’s New Works Festival, and Northwestern University. Music from Painting Faye Salvez has been performed at the York Theatre’s New Works Concert, the Chicago Dramatists Guild, the Allen & Gray Musical Festival’s New Voices Concert, the Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Songwriters Concert (UK), and Under The Arch Incubator’s New Work Cabaret (featuring the national touring cast of The Band’s Visit!).

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