Ana Villafañe sings “U-Haul” from WHERE WE ARE by Rae Covey!

I had the time of my life watching Ana Villafañe bring “U-Haul” to life in this acoustic session, with the help of Andy Jean Louis (Cinematographer), Shane Dittmar (Orchestrator & Audio Engineer), Stefan Schallack (Audio Assistant), Jess Slaght (Additional Direction), and this gorgeous band!

Watch the stunningly talented Ana Villafañe sing “U-Haul,” accompanied by Britton Matthews (percussion), Hannah Cohen (violin), Wanling Baker (violin), Rachel Gawell Burns (cello), Katty Mayorga (guitar), and me on the keys!

WHERE WE ARE at Joe’s Pub!

Debuting my work at Joe’s Pub has been a longtime dream of mine, and I’m incredibly grateful for the brilliant team that came together to make it happen this January!!!

Each song in WHERE WE ARE is inspired by a map collected by the Hand Drawn Map Association. Full of humor, heartbreak, and humanity, the song cycle spans the physical and emotional terrain of characters caught between Point A and Point B.

WHERE WE ARE was brought to life by the unparalleled Claire Kwon, Sarah Dacey Charles, David Baida, and Stefan Schallack, directed by Jess Slaght, music directed by Andrea Yohe, orchestrated by Shane Dittmar, and accompanied by Sarah Fazendin (violin), Caitlin Thomas (cello), Katty Mayorga (guitar), Britton Matthews (percussion), and Andrea Yohe (piano). I’ll never forget how surreal it was to watch these gorgeous creatives breathe life into the project. <3

You can view some highlights from the evening here!

NOISE gets a workshop production at The Tank!

The chance to see my musical, Noise, on its feet for the first time was nothing short of incredible. I’m beyond grateful for the amazing team that came together to bring this thing to life, and to The Tank for giving us such a legendary space to call artistic home!

A bit about the piece:

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.

The cast featured ABSOLUTE HEARTBREAKERS Mary VanArsdel, Rozie Baker, Stefan Schallack, Bryan Freedman and Karen Marulanda. The brilliant Jess Slaght was in the director’s seat, and Jeremy Jacobs shredded it on the keys. We somehow scored scenic designer Jessie Baldinger, lighting designer CJ Pierce, sound designer Lindsey Ratliff, and stage manager Sofia Shah. Basically, I’m the newest hardcore fan of every single one of these people. Check them out, and keep your eyes peeled for some exciting NOISE updates on the horizon!

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Women Of The Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at 54 Below!

I’m so excited to share a few songs in Volume 4 of the Women Of The Wings Concert at 54 Below on Friday, September 30th! Produced by Megan Minutillo, the series presents songs written by female composers, performed by a team of insanely talented ladies. I can feel the girl power already!!!

Check out the full BroadwayWorld article here, and get your tickets here (or – shh, for way cheaper – here!)!

Songs from a Roof!

I had a ball sharing some new music at Andrew Mullins‘ and John Coyne‘s “The Get Together” this week! The incomparable Stefan Schallack and Lizzie Koennecke were cool enough to learn songs from both Noise and the song cycle I’m working on, Where We Are, some of which were thrown at them basically minutes beforehand! It was so exciting to hear new tunes from the other featured composers, John Coyne and Jaron Barney as well.

Many thanks to everyone who helped bring such a supportive crew to such a scenic roof 🙂

Work In Progress: The Next Generation of New Writers at 54 Below!

I’m so excited to make my ~54 Below debut~ on May 23rd for Work In Progress: The Next Generation of New Writers! Produced by Molly Heller and Vaibu Mohan, the evening will feature songs by sixteen early-career composers or composing teams. In the spirit of works in progress, I’ll be sharing a (very new!) song from a piece in progress!

BroadwayWorld press release here, and tickets available here! Woooo!!!