I was over the moon to read this review of One Wrong Turn: The Music of Rachel Covey at 54 Below! Written by Broadwayworld’s Belle Goodman, the piece touches on highlights from the evening and notes the incredible talent of the cast and creative team.
I’m so excited to present an evening of music from across my catalog at 54 Below on Friday, April 21st! A WILDLY talented cast of Broadway and regional actors will be performing songs from my musicals, Noise, Where We Are, and Painting Faye Salvez, as well as a few standalone pieces. Hilarity (and solemnity) will ensue!!!
I was so excited to learn that NOISE received an honorable mention for the American Playwriting Foundation’s 2022 Relentless Musical Award! There were over 500 submissions, and the piece made it to the top 7%.
Many thanks to the American Playwriting Foundation for the opportunity, and for the beautiful work they do!
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!
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!!!
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 🙂
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!
Rehearsal room photos by Aidan Loughran!
We had an amazing time putting Noise on its feet for our (sold out!) reading at Emerging Artists Theatre! I’m enormously grateful for this beyond incredible team, and so proud of the work we did. Next stop: Noise‘s six-week residency at The Tank!
We start rehearsals this evening for a reading of my new musical, Noise, at Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series!!! Would you believe I am beside myself?? Would you believe I will sleep 0.5 hours per night until this thing happens??
Tickets and info can be found here: https://newworkseries.com/new_works_series/noise/
The beautiful faces of the talented people I was able to rope into this thing HERE: