What I Did on My Summer Vacation

We’ve made it to fall! Soon leaves will turn brown, we’ll dust off our boots, and life will get crazy (because that’s what always seems to happen in the fall). But for now, let’s look back at what I did this summer.

Rehearsing Lightning Man

Rehearsing Lightning Man

Most of my summer writing activity happened in June when my collaborators and I had a reading of our show Lightning Man at Turtle Bay Music School. We had a wonderful cast and band, and we learned a lot about our show, which is what readings are really all about. Stay tuned for more updates about Lightning Man as it moves forward.

Lightning Man Reading Collaborators

Lightning Man Reading Collaborators


Also in June, I had a table read of another show of mine, Days of Rage. My collaborator and I have been working on a third draft of this show, and in the fall you’ll get to see it! We are doing a concert with New York Theatre Barn, as well as a reading of the entire show at a location TBD. Remember when I said life will soon be crazy?

I also saw some great shows, including Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which I wrote about for Culturadar.com, and the musical Fun Home, which I saw for my third and final time before it closed last Saturday. I interviewed the writers of Fun Home about the end of its Broadway run, as well as offered my own thoughts for Women and Hollywood. This summer I also wrote a follow up to my March “7 Women of Theatre History You Should Know” piece for The Interval by giving you 7 MORE Women of Theatre History You Should Know.

It’s been a busy summer, but it will be an even busier fall. Check back here for updates on my theater trip to Dallas, the Days of Rage concert and reading, and the Lerner and Loewe concert at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, in which I’ll be singing. Busy, but exciting!

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