Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: Girlhood

23….20…and 7….and GIRLHOOD – an update!

Some of our supporters have asked for an update on GIRLHOOD.  So, here goes: 23 –  Twenty-three people will write the songs for GIRLHOOD.  Since GIRLHOOD is a song-cycle (click HERE to learn more about song cycles), each song will be composed by one…two or three people.  We are really proud that the songs will

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Bravery…and Girls…

As we were working on the logo for GIRLHOOD, our graphic designer suggested we use a silhouette of a girl on top of the logo.  She gave us several examples, but they just did not seem right.  Finally, one of our creative team said something like, “The story is about teaching our girls to be

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Inspiration from a cat?

GIRLHOOD, my most recent project, is a song cycle musical that tells the stories of middle school girls as they experience the challenges of daily life from middle school through high school.  Through interviews with girls, I have developed seven central characters that will be featured in the show along with a large ensemble. Recently,

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Girlhood

GIRLHOOD is an original musical being developed specifically for performance in middle schools. Featuring a large, mostly female cast, the show follows the lives of several girls from the beginning of middle school to the end of high school. Based on interviews with real girls, the show documents the journeys, struggles and joys young women

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Writing stories that are not your experience…

Writing a story that is not your experience….. The other musical that I am developing is a show created for middle school students to perform.  It is called GIRLHOOD, and it will tell the stories of girls’ experiences in middle school and beyond, ending up with their graduation from high school. But, what do I

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Stories in Musicals!

Creating and developing a new musical is magical and exciting.  It is also painfully difficult.  The great musicals (HAMILTON, HELLO DOLLY, OKLAHOMA!) all took a great deal of time and work.  And even then they are also not perfect. (When I heard Lin Manuel Miranda say that there were a bunch of things that he

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