Elon Musk and the plan to Blow Up Mars the musical


Yale Cabaret, New Haven CT


A satirical anti-musical musical, presented as my MFA thesis project, for which I wrote the book, lyrics, music, orchestrations, as well as serving as director, music director, orchestrator, and sound designer. 
A fairly absurd show about destroying Mars to save Earth.





produced
set design
costume design
lighting design
projection design
asst. projection design   
sound system design
dramaturg
stage management
technical direction
Carl Holvick
Alex McCargar
David Mitsch
Noel Nichols
Erin Sullivan
Hannah Tran                                               
James McLaughlin   
Henriette Rietveld                                    
Sam Tirell
Jonathon Jolly
   
(cast in order of appearance)
billionaire 1/antimatter body
billionaire 2
Jeff Bezos
Elon Musk
voice of the night sky
Captain/sea captain
Nav/educational  host
Eyes
scientist
Hands/Drag king
antimatter voice
                                                                
Patrick Falcon                                               
Patrick Ball
Eli Pauley
David Mitsch
Sola Fadiran                                                   
Nomè SiDone                                                                  
Isuri Wijesundara                                           
Madeline Seidman
Patrick White
Maal Imani West   
Taylor Hoffman

Production photos by Linda Crystal Young and Elsa Gibson Braden
Poster designed by Devin Matlock





I Am My Own Wife


Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven CT


By Doug Wright


Based on the incredible true story of Charlotte von Mahldorf, a trans woman who survived in East Berlin through the Third Reich, the second world war, and the communist occupation. 
I composed orchestral and chamber-style themes to accompany her story.





directed
set design
costume design
lighting design   
sound design
dialect direction
cultural competency consultant
Rebecca Martinez
Britton Mauk
Daniel Tyler Matthews
Jennifer Fok
Kimberly O’Laughlin
Cherie Corinne Rice                                            

Ianne Fields Stewart
   
starring

Mason Alexander Park

Production photos by T Charles Erickson






Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play


Iseman Theatre, New Haven CT


By Anne Washburn
Original score by Michael Friedman,
New music by me

Slow burning satire about pop culture, storytelling, the apocalypse, with a surprise sacred opera in the third act. 
I wrote and performed a new score for the third act on wonderful new instruments designed and built by Daniela Hart and Noel Nichols.

Song demos coming soon




directed
choreographer
music director
set design
costume design
lighting design   
sound design
instrument design
Kat Yen
Michael Raine
Bel Ben Mamoun
Bridget Lindsay
Stephen Marks
Riva Fairhall                                           
James McLaughlin                                       
Daniela Hart and Noel Nichols
   
(cast in alphabetical order)
Matt, Marge
Gibson, Itchy
Colleen, Bart
Sam, Lisa
Maria, Edna Krabappel
Mr. Burns
Jenny, Homer
Quincy, Scratchy
                                                                
Anthony Holiday
Dario Ladani Sanchez
Ciara Monique McMillian
Reed Northrup
Ilia Isorelys Paulino
Johnny Evans Reese
Madeline Seidman
Jessy Yates

Production photos by T Charles Erickson






Bakkhai


Yale Cabaret, New Haven CT


A new translation by Anne Carson

Choral odes and songs composed and devised with the ensemble, incorporated into a synth-drenched sound design using an 80s-inspired sonic palette and Ancient Greek tunings.  




directed
set design
costume design
lighting design
projection design
dramaturg
Danilo Gambini
Lily Guerin
Alicia Austin
Riva Fairhall
Christopher Evans                                                
Emily Sorensen                                        
   
(cast in alphabetical order)
Sarah Lyddan
Zoe Mann
Anula Navlekar
Eli Pauley
Nefesh Cordero Pino
Maal West
                                                                

Production photos by Elsa Gibson-Braden






The Tempest


Iseman Theatre, New Haven CT


By William Shakespeare
Songs by Solon Snider

An artsy, high fashion staging, with an expansive runway set and wild costumes. I orchestrated the wonderful songs by Solon Snider, and designed a system to allow the orchestrations to seem to come from everywhere and nowhere, and to create a huge sense of the island’s environment and Ariel’s magic.

Check back soon for more tracks!





directed
set design
costume design
lighting design
projection design
dramaturg
Danilo Gambini
Lily Guerin
Alicia Austin
Riva Fairhall
Christopher Evans
Emily Sorensen
   
(cast in order of appearance)
Alonso 
Trinculo
Caliban, Fernando
Antonio
Miranda
Sebastian
Stephano
Prospero
Gonzalo
                                                                
Patrick Ball
Danielle Chavez
Jose Espinosa
Daniel Liu
Anula Navlekar
Reed Northrup
Eli Pauley
Arturio Soria
Adrienne Wells

Production photos by Elsa Gibson-Braden