The Life & Hard Times of Hester Prynne
(musical: lyrics and music)
February 2016: 3-day workshop production with student cast at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (Annie Tippe, Director; Kris Kukul, Musical Director)
November 2015: AEA Stage Reading at Shetler Studio (Matthew Webb, Musical Director)
January 2015: Reading at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School with student/alumni cast
(musical: co-writer lyrics and music, original concept)
LIZZIE is returning to New York in summer 2019! This brand new production will premiere off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd St. For more info: lizziethemusical.com.
The American Living Room/Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1990, HERE Arts Center 1993, The Living Theatre 2009, NAMT 2010, Village Theatre (Issaquah WA) Festival of New Works 2011 and full workshop production 2012, Baldwin Wallace/Playhouse Square (Cleveland) 2012 and 2015, Ars Nova Uncharted festival 2013, TUTS Underground (Houston) October 2013, Fredericia Teater (Denmark) 2014, and Portland Center Stage 2014, commercial production in London (Greenwich Theatre) 2016, and over 40 licensed productions in the U.S. and Canada 2016-present.
Awards and recognition:
Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards (PAMTA): Outstanding Song and Outstanding Score
Broadway World Top 10 Theatre-Related Recordings, 2013 (LIZZIE, The Studio Album)
The Advocate, Best Queer Theatre of 2009
Productions of LIZZIE have been cited in year-end top 10 lists by theatre press in Cleveland, Houston, Issaquah, and Portland.
Life in a Box
(feature documentary film: director)
Premiered 2005 in the San Francisco International Film Festival. Official selection of Frameline (San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival), AGLIFF (Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival), Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (winner: best documentary), Portland International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Reeling (Chicago International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival), Port Townsend Film Festival, Sound Unseen Festival (Minneapolis).
(musical duo: writer/performer)
1992-2002, wrote and performed shows incorporating songs and storytelling, in various scales and formats (from acoustic duo to 30-person revue) in large and small theaters in New York and across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, rock clubs, coffeehouses, churches, folk, bluegrass, and country venues, bookstores, grocery stores, and large festivals. Released several CDs, published a novel and various smaller books, and a blog.
Other Theater Collaborations
Stringberg’s Dreamplay (original songs and incidental music) with director Kristin Ames, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1988
Kasimir and Karoline by Odon Horvath (original songs and incidental music) with director Kristin Marting, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1988
Lorca’s Blood Wedding (original songs) with director Kristin Marting, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1988
Brecht’s Drums in the Night (original songs) with director Tim Maner, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1989
Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus (music) an adaptation of Shelly’s novel, written with Tim Maner and Liz Banks, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1990
A, a Carnival Adulteration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (original songs) devised theater in collaboration with 100 artists and director Tim Maner, produced by Tiny Mythic Theatre Company 1992
Bands (New York, 1983-1992)
TV Goodbyes (songs, lead vocals)
The Woods (cello, guitar, songs, vocals)
Robin Crutchfield’s Dark Day (cello)