NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt.
How can we as theatremakers acknowledge and process the problematic elements of theatre while exploring and holding the poignant, beautiful, and important ones in the light? What does it mean to subvert musical theatre traditions? How do performers, designers, and producers make a text their own? A site-specific workshop production focusing on queering and deconstruction of the nuclear family, discussion of mental health, and intentional interrogation of traditions associated with musical theatre and performance.
Production Manager: Gabriela Palaia
Dramaturg: Ezekiel Baskin
Set Designer: Nancy Michaud
Lighting Designers: Ezekiel Baskin and CJ Humphries
Costume and Properties Designer: Sean Marie French-Byrne
Photography by Emma Symanski.