Sunday
Nov182018

FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

This week I traveled to Philadelphia to hold callbacks for a production of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE, a production I’m directing at Temple University. I appreciate Lynn Nottage, the playwright, and her plays so much, and to have the opportunity to helm a production of one of her stories feels so good. It's an opportunity that I’m so glad came my way. Callbacks were successful and I now have an ensemble of actors that make up a fascinating cast. I'm even more excited to continue with the process of this production.

 

Sunday
Nov112018

In The Red Brown Water

In rehearsals this week we have been on our feet, continuing the process of staging In The Red and Brown Water. We've been further establising relationships between characters and giving clarity to the text and story within a physical context. I’m enjoying the spontaneous and organic mode of staging our production with our extremely talented cast. If you'd like to see Columbia University School of the Arts' production of In The Red and Brown Water, you can find ticket information by clicking the image below. Performance dates are December 5 - December 8 at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. Here's a description of the play:

 

On a housing project in Louisiana lives Oya, a young girl, soon to be woman. Forgoing her dreams of a college education she finds herself increasingly trapped between the choices available to her. In the Red and Brown Water is Tarell Alvin McCraney’s highly-acclaimed modern retelling of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma, that places a woman between familial duty and unfulfilled dreams.


 
Promotional image for Middletown & In The Red Brown Water

 

Sunday
Nov042018

In The Red Brown Water

I just finished my first week as choreographer for a staging of Terrell Alvin McCraney's play IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER. This play is the first of three plays in a trilogy of plays called BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS: 

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER

THE BROTHERS SIZE

MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET

Being in the room with Mr. McCraney's words, images, expressions feels like a rite of passage into contemporary theatre. Collaborating with director, Melissa Crespo is a heavenly experience.

Sunday
Nov122017

Kid Victory Original Cast Album

Announcing one of those great “pinch me” moments that happen every now and again. On September 29, 2017, the original cast album of the newest musical from four-time Tony winning composer John Kander, and librettist Greg Pierce was released. On it you will hear the voices of Broadway veterans and theatre favorites like Karen Ziemba (Contact, Steele Pier, Curtains), Daniel Jenkins (Big River, Oslo), Jeffery Denman (The Producers, Dream), Dee Roscioli (Wicked, Fiddler On The Rood), Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables) and Joel Blum (Show Boat42nd Street, Stelle Pier), as well as excitingly talented newcomers Laura Darrell and Blake Zolfo, and the deeply moving Brandon Flynn (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why).


The Off-Broadway production was directed by Liesl Tommy and choreographed by, yours truly, Christopher Windom. This album was produced by Grammy nominee and 10-time Emmy winner Michael Croiter

If you missed it Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, here is your chance to hear this great and meaningful piece of work. Go pick up your copy at...

Wednesday
Jun292016

Frozen Live at the Hyperion: Behind the scenes video

 

Top Theatre Talents Come Together to create Frozen - Live At The Hyperion.

Click the behind the scenes photo to see the video.