AMBITION

Workshopped at The Infinite Festival September 2015

& Dixon Place January 2015

 

JUNE - JULY 2016, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NY, NY

JUNE - JULY 2016, Ars Nova All New Theater Fest, NY, NY

Ambition is a musical exploration of three forgotten killer women from American history. Featuring a cutthroat palate of haunting vocals and live instrumentals, Ambition gives voice to a trio of dark, long-silenced stories.

 

Written by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Directed by Lauren Adleman 

Produced by Rebecca Russell

Musical Director: Cameron Toy

Music by Gandor Chorale

Costumes by Barbara Begley

Set by Anastasia Romantsova

Lighting by  Eric Mercado

Assistant Director & Stage Manager: Jaye Hunt

Starring:

Kaela Garvin as Belle Gunnis

Kineta Kunutu as Nanny Doss

Patricia Sabulis as Jane Toppen

WINNER 

Outstanding Production of a Musical or Play With Music

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical or Play With Music - Patricia Sabulis

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

NOMINEE

Outstanding Book of a Musical or Play With Music

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical or Play With Music - Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Outstanding Costume Design - Barbara K. Begley

Outstanding Scenic Design - Anastasia Romantsova

MARYSHELLEYSHOW

Workshopped at The Infinite Festival May 2014 & September 2015

 

Productions:

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, The Theater Project (Brunswick, ME)

SEPTEMBER 9 - 11, 2016, The Chicago Fringe Festival (Chicago, IL)

Dirtbag teen geniuses Mary Shelley and Emily Dickinson try to host a variety show without interference from their frenemy Lord Byron. Musical numbers, inter-species family revelations, emotions, and chaos ensue.

Created & Produced by Barbara K. Begley and Grace Smith

Written by Barbara K. Begley

Directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine

Design by Shakhed Hadaya

Presented at The Theater Project starring:

Grace Smith as Mary Shelley

Barbara K. Begley as Emily Dickenson

Garrett Gray as Tim

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin as Emily Bronte, Buttercup

Chelsea Baldree as Charlotte Bronte, Rosebud

William Vaughn as Lord Byron

Cameron Toy as Horatio

Featuring original solo performances by Kaela Garvin, Garrett Gray, and Cameron Toy

Presented at the Chicago Fringe Festival starring:

Grace Smith as Mary Shelley

Barbara K. Begley as Emily Dickenson

Zack Marotta as Tim

Garrett Gray as Emily Bronte, Rosebud

Chelsea Baldree as Charlotte Bronte, Buttercup 

William Vaughn as Lord Byron

Adin Lenahan as Horatio

Featuring original solo performances by Garrett Gray, Grace Heuer, and Adin Lenahan

WINNER:

Highest Percentage of Possible Seats Filled in the Venue

 

PILGRIM NOTES

Workshopped at The Infinite Festival

September 2015, November 2015 & March 2016 

 

Production:

JUNE - JULY 2016, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NY, NY

While the country watched the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage nationwide, Thibodaux, Louisiana was gripped by the trial of serial killer Brando Gierke.  Brando's Dahmer-esque spree claimed the lives of twenty-two men, including Thibodaux's own Tommy Watkins.  Jasper Lange, a virgin approaching thirty, dreams of a pilgrim-themed wedding even though he's only ever kissed one man: Tommy Watkins.  Confused, lonely and in mourning, Jasper sends a note to Brando, beginning a correspondence that challenges Jasper's perceptions of esteem and love.

 

Written and performed by Adin Lenahan
Directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine
Sound design by Cameron Toy


WINNER
Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show - Adin Lenahan

NOMINEE
Outstanding Production of a Solo Show
Outstanding Director of a Solo Show - Caroline Kittredge Faustine