TCM ran a couple of the Leonard Bernstein Young People’s Concerts last night. In one, he discussed the different modes. When he got to the Lydian mode, he mentioned that it was frequently used in Polish music. I flashed on the Groucho Marx classic, “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady,” which contains the lyric, “For two bits […]
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I enjoy fantasy and science fiction shows when they’re done well. Major “Buffy” fan back in the day, and number “iZombie” and “The Magicians” among my current shows. I’ve also kept up with my Marvel Universe movies, although I am cutting their network offerings down to “Jessica Jones” because the writing and plotting of the […]
In the first year of the Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, they rotate the lyricists with the composers for each project. The final project is a ten minute musical. Having gotten in with no real musical theater experience, I was panicky and insecure about having enough time to write one in three weeks. My solution […]
Just added to the musical theater page — the recording of “Bad Reception,” my one-act with Mark Sutton-Smith, sung to perfection by Kristin Maloney and Michael Hunsaker. Give it a listen!
I was a Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist this year for the first time. Maybe next year …?
My composer/collaborator/friend Joy Son and I have been selected for the York Theatre’s 2017 NEO program. Three of our songs, “Then It Turned To Love,” “Zap!” and “See Me Now,” were featured in a concert on October 16, 2017, and it was brilliant. Videos of the performances, as well as previous performances of our work, may be found at Joy’s YouTube collection.
My Kleban Prize-winning script for “The Usual” is in Volume 2 of Williamston Anthology: 10 Years of Original Theatre. Buy it here!
The Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin featured me in an article.
My appearance on “The Moth Radio Hour” is available here.