a few spring updates!
JOE'S PUB CONCERT ON MONDAY APRIL 10TH
I'm so excited that for my April Pub show, I'll be joined by my extraordinary friend and muse, Tony Award winner, badass mother and all-around icon Nikki M. James. Nikki broke all our hearts as Viola in my Twelfth Night and she stirred all our souls as Ida B. Wells in Suffs. Hearing Nikki sing my songs is the greatest gift a songwriter can ask for, and I can't wait for her to sing a few of them at my next show. We're on at 7PM on Monday April 10th, and there's still some tickets left so scoop them up while you can here.
I'm so incredibly honored to win an Obie Award this year. I made my Off-Broadway debut ten years ago in Great Comet, and I've been SO lucky to get to spend the last decade writing, performing and accordion-playing in the brilliant, wonderfully weird and daring Off-Broadway community. Thank you to the American Theater Wing for this recognition and congratulations to all the other amazing honorees I admire so much. They had us film our acceptance speeches and you can watch mine here. It was such a thrill for songs from both Suffs and As You Like It to be performed at the awards ceremony, and to celebrate with my Public works crew.
TWELFTH NIGHT & AS YOU LIKE IT IN SCHOOLS
I loved visiting the wonderful Staples High School cast of Twelfth Night!! It was a joy to answer their smart questions, talk about my process making the show, and have a good old sing-a-long around the piano.
It makes me so happy to see so many schools and communities putting on their own productions of my Twelfth Night and As You Like It. I especially love connecting with all the amazing young people who are expressing themselves through theater, just like I did as a kid.
If you're interested in booking this kind of workshop session with me and your student actors, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you're interested in putting on either show at your school, please reach out to Concord Theatricals here.
NYCLU ARTIST AMBASSADORS
I'm so honored to get to co-chair the NYCLU Artist Ambassadors program and to kick off our third year with so many phenomenal new members. I can't wait to organize, march, rally, educate, lobby and sing out alongside them this year for hte civil liberties of all New Yorkers. Grateful to my amazing co-chairs pictured here - Ari Afsar and November Christine. Follow @artists4nyclu on all socials to stay tuned on our work, and follow @nyclu for ways you can take action for justice and equality in our state.
we made it through another winter,