Then they asked me to sing in a reading of their musical, Pieces, and that show has a special place in my heart. That's my first psychologist role. Really interesting and incredibly intimate in the vein of Next To Normal.
And last year we did a reading of the script for Starcrossed, a new musical in the world of Romeo and Juliet. Kristen Penner and Lorelei Mackenzie, the writers, grew that piece to become the staged reading of the musical we did this week.
It's a really good show with a pop sound like Wicked or Frozen. I played The Big Bad Lady Capulet who held more than a tinge of Lady MacB. Daggers and all! It was SO fun!
And as I look over this body of work I'm doing with Kristen and Lorelei, these two actress-writer-composers and the incredibly talented people they assemble for their projects, it occurred to me: This is what was called in Shakespeare's time, A Company of Players!
And I'm so thankful to be working and playing with them! :)