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May: Dumplings & Dinosaurs

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

It’s a great time for an update, as I’m working on TWO projects with tickets now on sale! One is happening here in NYC, and the other offers a virtual viewing option.

Quote of the Month

“Nothing’s gone wrong, it’s only gone interesting.”

- Dinosaur on the Moon

Keep reading to learn about this upcoming project!

Current & Upcoming

First up, I am stage managing for a special presentation of Alyssa Haddad-Chin’s new play You Should Be So Lucky on June 9-10 at WP Theater. Produced by Moxie Arts as part of their 2023 incubator series, this staged and designed reading will also offer a dumpling reception and opportunities for further discussion after the show. I worked on an earlier workshop of this funny and poignant two-hander about family, gentrification, and the passing down of traditions earlier in the spring, and am delighted to help bring it to a wider audience this run. Tickets are available here for You Should Be So Lucky, as well as two other brilliant incubator plays getting full productions later in June.

Later in June I will be traveling to North Carolina to participate in the National Women’s Theatre Festival. I look forward to attending presentations at the festival conference, and especially to co-directing and producing a project as part of the WTFringe Lab! We have been hard at work collaborating remotely for several months on our original devised play, Dinosaur on the Moon, and I am so excited to see the piece take shape in-person. Tickets are now available for the live performances in Raleigh, NC on June 24-25, as well as for the recorded performance which will be available for virtual viewing during the weekend of July 1.

Wrapped In May

Last month I wrote about my work on the virtual Twenty by Twenty Fringe Festival, which recently completed its streaming run. It was wonderful to see the digital storytelling innovations created by the other productions, and to share with audiences the several plays I designed for as a resident artist. I am especially proud of Troubleshooting, the filmed operetta which I stage managed, which won the festival’s Producer Award from Lime Arts!

This month also wrapped up The Growing Stage’s season, with another year of student activity guides in the books. I always enjoy the variety of research, writing, and design I get to bring together for each of TGS’s mainstage shows, and was thrilled to catch their recent productions of The Lightning Thief and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! this spring!

Academic Adventures

May started with a quick visit to Boston to attend a friend’s senior recital, and ended with a fun-filled weekend in Ohio for my college reunion!

To complete the nostalgia, a little throwback reminder that before I wrote these monthly updates, I was a student blogger capturing campus life for prospective students… Here’s my final post reflecting prior to graduation!

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