Everybody’s Theater Company’s New Works Spring Forth: Performing Two Songs in Hometown Show

This Saturday, May 12th, I am performing two of my songs, “Dark Night” and “The Decay,” in my hometown of Upper Dublin, PA. I’m so excited to bring my work home and to hear what others are working on outside of New York City. If you are in the Philly area this weekend, check out Everybody’s Theater Company’s New Works Spring Forth!

Everybody’s Theater Company and Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation present their first evening of original short plays and music compositions introducing local playwrights, composers and performers.

May 12, 2018
7pm-9:30pm
Upper Dublin Township Building
801 Loch Alsh Ave
Fort Washington, PA 19034
$10
To purchase tickets, click here.

Includes:
“Love for Sale” by Robynne Graffam
“Turkey Baby” by Julie Zaffarano
“Dressing Room Escapades” by Debbie Thompson
“Psittacidaephobics Society” by Janine Moyer Buesgen
“The Wedding” by Brett Kahn
“Matinee” by Jim Fryer
“Women’s Project”

Three musicians will also be showcasing original work:
Celia Markham
Sam Long
Shoshana Greenberg

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A Story No One Knows at New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series

Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim’s
A Story No One Knows Headlines New York Theatre Barn’s
New Works Series

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn‘s New Works Series continues on Monday, April 16, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Anne of Green Gables and A Story No One Knows. Theatre Barn’s eleventh season will explore “Foreign Cultures and Fractured Fairy Tales.”

The new musical A Story No One Knows has book and music by Hyeyoung Kim and lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg. When you live alone and die alone in the city, what do you leave behind? A Story No One Knows is a dark romantic comedy that examines the humanity of people in their final moments on Earth, as seen through the eyes of those who come to clean up the mess of living. Greenberg and Kim’s musical Days of Rage was featured in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series and Choreography Lab.

The April 16 installment includes presentations of both new musicals at 7PM and 9PM at The Cell, located at 338 West 23rd Street in New York City. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be purchased on New York Theatre Barn’s website: www.nytheatrebarn.org.

Read the Broadwayworld.com press release.

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Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim Named Inaugural Sokoloff Arts Fellows at Town Stages

Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim Named
Inaugural Sokoloff Arts Fellows at Town StagesTribeca Arts Hub Town Stages has announced the first-year fellows for the program that is part residency, part incubator, and part home base.

TOWN, the female-driven arts institution led by Executive Director Robin Sokoloff, has announced the inaugural slate of artists selected for its 2018 Fellowship Program. The program is a partnership between the Tribeca arts hub Town Stages and the non-profit cultural institution Sokoloff Arts. The application-based program is characterized as part residency, part incubator, and part home base that offers free access to shared spaces, rehearsal/performance/event space subsidies, and more.

The complete list of 2018 Sokoloff Arts Fellows follows: Jessica Anderson (with Stefanie Izzo, Alex Kocheva, Amy Stewart, and the Astoria Music Project); Caps Lock Theatre (Mariah MacCarthy, Melissa Lusk, Leta Tremblay); Joanna Carpenter; Matt Cox (with Kristin McCarthy Parker, Stephen Stout, and Colin Waitt); Ephrat Asherie Dance; Esperance Theater Company (Katie Hartke, Charlie Murphy, Ryan Quinn); Jono Freedrix; Jason Jacobs; Matthew Jellison; Christine Toy Johnson; Hyeyoung Kim and Shoshana Greenberg; Steven Kopp; Yan Li; Made with Sass (Samantha Slater); Jessie Mahon; MAWU, MelimelL Digital Art Design; Rebecca Odorisio; Pocket Universe (Alyssa May Gold); Charlotte Purser; Richard Pictures Presents (David Hilder and Dan McCoy); Ripening (Vanessa Walters, and Brian Gonzalez aka Taxiplasm); Andy Scott; Shallow Graves (Jenny Lester and Juliana Jurenas); Crystal Skillman; The Long Table (David Loewy, Noah Reece, Greg Taubman, Jocelyn Vammer); The Rigano Songbook (David and Paul Rigano); and Jamila Youngstedt.

Read the Playbill.com announcement.

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Countdown to 2018: 2017 Books

Last year, I read 11 books! This year I also read 11. One of those books is A Series of Unfortunate Events book that I started with my babysitting charge and finished on my own, so I’ve completed my usual goal of 10 books on my own, like last year. I’m glad I’ve kept up my reading pace.

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Countdown to 2018: 2017 TV

Disclaimer: I only rank shows that I watch and I’m not a TV critic. Also, there are some spoilers. Read at your own risk…

I did not get to a lot of the shows I usually watch. I haven’t yet watched this season of Transparent or started The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I have to finish Girls and I stopped shows I had been watching, like Nashville and Once Upon a Time. It’s been so hard to find time. But here are the shows I did watch (or am almost finished watching).

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Countdown to 2018: 2017 Movies

I saw 7 movies this year. This is one fewer than last year, which had been a major drop from the previous year’s 18, which had already been a major drop from the previous year’s 25. What more could I expect, though, since I basically stopped going to the movies. I did make a bit of an effort this year, but that didn’t result in much.

This year, the majority of films I saw were new films (6 out of 7). 1 was part of a film festival, and 2 were at Film Forum. Last year I only saw 3 new movies. The older movie I saw this year was part of my company’s Movies for the Mind series. Of the 7 I saw this year, I saw all of them for the first time. Last year, that count was 7/8.

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Countdown to 2018: 2017 Theater

Last year I saw 69 shows, which was the lowest my count had ever been. This year I saw 76! I’m on the upswing! It’s still not as high as other years (two years ago I saw 89 shows), but I’ll take it. Apparently three years ago I saw 73 shows, so I’m pretty much at average. I’m accepting that my show count should be in the 60s and 70s, so 76 feels good.

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Shoshana’s 35th Birthday Cabaret!

Celebrate my birthday with me at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre this Sunday! I’ll be singing songs I wrote and other songs I want to sing.

“Finding My Own Damn Way: Shoshana Greenberg’s 35th Birthday Cabaret
Sunday, October 22nd at 4:30pm
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)

Writer and singer Shoshana Greenberg is about to turn 35, so as a birthday present to herself and all of you, she will take the stage with songs by her and her favorite writers. “Finding My Own Damn Way” explores what being a 30-something means to her in 2017 and what she’s learned along the way. Her work has been performed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, The York, The Duplex, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and New York Theatre Barn and she has performed in venues throughout the city including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center.

$5 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre
$10 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre

Purchase tickets here.
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Essay: 9-11-01: What If I Don’t Know How I’ve Changed?

This post originally appeared on Crazytownblog on 9.11.11. That blog is no longer in existence, so I am re-posting it here:

The closest I ever got to the WTC. May, 2001.

I’ve been anticipating the 10th anniversary of September 11th for years– the day when I wouldn’t feel I was the only person thinking about it. Everyone around me always seemed to be going about their day as though it were any other day. One year, I was walking in downtown Manhattan at about 11pm, and two girls looked up, saw the blue 9-11 lights and said, “Oh my god. Today is September 11th.” Really? You just realized? I’ve been thinking about it all day.

But after years of wanting 9-11 to be a non-working day of reflection, this year I longed for it to be just like any other day. For some reason, when I thought of everyone observing this anniversary, I thought they’d be doing it privately or in small, intimate groups. Instead, there were more articles than I had time to flag for later let alone read, and every person and their dog was talking about how we’ve all changed.

Yet “How have you changed?” is the one question I don’t want to answer because, after all these years, the answer is still: I don’t know.

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Thoughts on How We Experience Theater before Seeing Miss Saigon Tonight

Tonight I am super excited to see the second preview of Miss Saigon. I’ve been waiting to see this revival for years and already have tickets to return two more times. But you will probably be surprised to know that Miss Saigon is not my favorite musical. I don’t even consider it in my top tier of favorite musicals. Sunday in the Park with George is one of my favorite musicals, and it is also in what is supposed to be an amazing revival, which I’m seeing in a few more weeks.

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