Author Archives: Shoshana G.

An Interview with the Writers of the Musical Black Hole Wedding

Renewable Energy is coming to the New York Musical Festival–in the form of the new musical Black Hole Wedding. In this satire of energy politics, a corrupt oil baron battles a shy geek and his fiancé in the face of a large and powerful black hole. I talked to writers Katherine Brann Fredricks (words) and Paul E. Nelson (music) about musicalizing a black hole, researching and writing about a chicken bone fuel generator and an electronic sniffer, and why you shouldn’t call this a sci-fi musical. Continue reading

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American Opera Projects To Present The Stonewall Operas

I’m so excited to have been involved in this program! My 30-minute opera with composer Kevin Cummines goes up this Saturday, May 18th, with additional performances on May 19th and May 20th at the Stonewall Inn itself. There are four … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2019: 2018 Books

Last year, I read 11 books! This year I read 14! Two of those books were A Series of Unfortunate Events books–I had started this re-read of the series with my babysitting charge and now I’m finishing it on my own. I also read … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2019: 2018 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 had to push a lot of 2017 shows to 2018, like the final season of Girls, The … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2019: 2018 Movies

I saw 5 movies this year.This is two fewer than last year, which had been a major drop. What more could I expect though since I basically stopped going to the movies? The number was so low that I had … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2019: 2018 Theater

Last year I saw 75 shows, not a bad showing. This year I saw 65. Sadly, 69 had been the lowest count thus far, so now I’ve hit a new low. I’m accepting that my show count should be in the 60s and … Continue reading

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New Cabaret Show: “Not Coming Back”

On Sunday, November 4th, I debuted my new cabaret show, “Not Coming Back.” It was a wonderful afternoon at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Christopher Street. My cabarets are a hybrid of storytelling, songs I wrote, and existing musical theater … Continue reading

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As part of our Sokoloff Fellowship at Town Stages, Hyeyoung Kim and I are doing two mini-workshop presentations of our new musical Days of Rage on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm and Thursday, October 18th at 4pm at Town Stages in Tribeca. Days of … Continue reading

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Shoshana Interviewed!

I was interviewed for both a podcast and a blog this summer! In June, I was a guest on Julia Meinwald and Sam Heldt’s podcast, The 29-Hour Podcast: Conversations with theater actors, writers, and directors. I talk to Julia and Sam … Continue reading

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The Third International Thornton Wilder Conference

From July 11 – 14, I attended the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference given by the Thornton Wilder Society, the Wilder family, and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. The conference was in Peterborough, New Hampshire, the town which … Continue reading

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