This week I also have the pleasure of workshopping a beautiful new musical with an extremely gifted creative team, Gordon Leary (book & lyrics) and Julia Meinwald (music), and directed by the talented Mr. Ben Kamine.
As Ben put it, "PIED is a musical about anti-gay crusader, Anita Bryant, and the young man, Tommy Higgins, who famously threw a pie in her face at a rally. The show follows Anita as she hunts for stardom and finds it in religion (after looking in the Miss America pageant, the recording industry, and being a brand spokesperson) and Tommy as he sorts through his sexual identity and politics, ending in the climactic moment that joins the two of them in history."
It's beautifully written, and the music is stunning! If you're interested in attending the reading on Sunday June 30th, feel free to contact me.
Header Photo: U.S. Drag, Dragon Productions Theatre Company, Dir. Noelle GM Gibbs, also pictured Peter Ray Juarez, Photo Credit: Kimberlee Wittlieb