I’ve been in rehearsal all this month, so this update is mostly going to be about my upcoming show. It’s been so exciting to be back in the city and back in production for a beautiful new musical, so if you’re near NYC I really hope you’ll come check it out!!
Quote (a whole poem this time) of the Month
“These are the days that Reindeer love
And pranks the Northern star,
This is the Sun’s objective
And Finland of the year.”
- Emily Dickinson
Sights of the City
Performances & Media I enjoyed in November:
Attending Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Gingold Theatrical, and a few plays participating in the New York Theater Festival (which Show Me Eternity is also part of) — including my friend Katie Nixon’s one-woman show!
Viewing the wonderful and very extensive Surrealism Beyond Borders exhibit currently running at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Reading Open Me Carefully, a book of Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Gilbert which (as you may have guessed) was production research, but is also a fascinating read in its own right
Current & Upcoming: Show Me Eternity
As you’ve likely figured out by now, I am assistant directing and choreographing for Show Me Eternity, a new musical exploring the legacy of Emily Dickinson and her complex relationship with Sue Gilbert which will be premiering as part of the New York Theater Festival’s Winterfest on December 6, 10, and 12. Tickets are available here, through NYTF’s website!
From a beautiful original score to an incredibly talented group of performers and even some very fun period costumes, this is shaping up to be such a special production. I’ve especially enjoyed the chance to choreograph some ballroom and period-inspired dance for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and to work on a full musical for the first time in a while.
The Return of Play-Reading Season
If you’ve seen these updates the past few years, it may sound familiar that November and December are the months when the reading periods for several new play festivals converge. This winter I will once again be reading for both the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, and the TYA-focused New Play-Reading Festival at The Growing Stage. Looking forward to reading some new voices and ideas-in-development!
What a fun season-in-review video Gloucester Stage posted this week, a great little recap of the productions I had a wonderful time assisting on this summer and fall!
A Crafty Closing
This is where I give a little monthly shoutout to the Etsy shop to which I contribute,
Queequeg & Paulina Vintage (on Instagram @Queequeg_PaulinaCrafts). We offer an ever-changing selection of varied vintage finds, beautiful hand-knitted accessories, and other exciting crafted items. Stop by in the next few weeks to check out our selection of holiday and all-occasion greeting cards, as well as cozy winter scarves!