Hey y'all! After months of auditions, rewrites, prep, and stories that will make the second book in my three-part memoir, I'm so pleased to be able to FINALLY announce this awesome cast for my upcoming musical, JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark.
Click the pic below to check out the official Copious Love cast announcement and unveiling of the poster art. So stoked!
Hi y'all! I was asked by local theatre company, Thalia's Umbrella to write a short essay about my favorite/least favorite word. Here's what I came up with--check it out!
Also, check out their new show that's opening this week, The Impossibility of Now--written by local playwright, Y York. Click the pic for more info!
I have been gifted the opportunity to act in the developmental production of this amazing hip hop/musical/physical theatre show, y'all. In a quick, focused two-week process, we have been working hard to get this story about broken teens, families, and health care workers up on its feet. It truly is something unique in the way it meshes elements of hip hop with traditional musical theatre to create a compelling theatrical experience, which gives voice to an underrepresented people and culture.
We just finished our first week of performances. Over the next few days, we will work rewrites and put the show back up for five more performances (Jan 11-14). Do not miss this one! The future of American Musical Theatre has arrived, y'all! Get Tix Here!
With a first draft of JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark completed, co-composer Evan Barrett and I are beginning to really turn our attention to the music! Here's where we need YOUR help!
As this show will be fully produced next summer, we desperately need to start transcribing the music for actors and musicians, and we need an expensive music notation software to do that.
We've started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for this software: https://www.gofundme.com/sibelius-for-journey-west
ANYTHING that you are able to give, we truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. If you'd like to know more about the show or be included in the process from start to finish, please reach out to me and I will be happy to offer up all that I have!
Thank you so much for your continued support!
About a year ago, I joined a Seattle-based playwrights' group that focuses on honing the craft of writing plays and providing a space in which artists at varying stages of their careers can really explore their process and develop their voice as a dramatist. Helmed by the passionate and endlessly dedicated Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth, that entity is know as Parley.
Coming this June, Parley is putting up a one-night workshop production of my newest full-length endeavor--a deeply personal and politically charged drama, The Wild-Hearted.
About The Play:
Four millennials host a presidential election party to watch history in the making. But when the election takes an unexpected turn, hidden tensions that bubble to the surface threaten their solidarity. Lines are crossed, friends become strangers, and the party disintegrates into chaos. Chronicling the events of one epochal night, The Wild-Hearted examines love, race, and coming of age while an entire nation teeters on the edge of the unknown.
June 5th, 7pm at West of Lenin, 203 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103
Lauryn Rilla Hochberg
Madison Jade Jones
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
To Me, This Play Is:
I wrote this play because we:
Are stilling growing up.
Believe in the world.
The future rests on us.
Demand our country to be better.
Don't have a clue.
Need to open our eyes.
Are coming into our own.
Want to help each other.
This is my activism. And we are the wild-hearted.
I hope to see you June 5th.
For Tickets to The Wild-Hearted, Please Visit Brown Paper Tickets
For More Information About Parley, Please Visit www.parleyproductions.com
I am peeing myself with glee to announce my first full-length musical "JOURNEY WEST: The Legend of Lewis & Clark, Based on Mostly "True" Events, will see a full production on Copious Love Productions' stage in 2018!
This show has been four years in the making and I couldn't be more excited to finally bring it to life with the wonderful folks at Copious Love.
Last Saturday Feb. 11th, CLP held their annual fundraiser, where the official announcement was made and we kicked off the whole process with a song from the show, Plucky Adventure Song.
Click HERE to see the official annoucement from Copious Love Productions and to get a sneak preview of Plucky Adventure Song!
If you'd like to support the company and production, you can donate HERE.
More to come in the following months! Stay Tuned and follow Copious Love Productions on Facebook and Twitter.
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!
Several months ago, I met with local director/producer/tech extraordinaire David Gassner to talk about his vision for a nightclub-style arts space for small, transportable unique shows. The idea is threefold. One: Artists have a place where they can take great risk on new work and not put themselves into a financial blender. Two: Creating a theatre space that is fosters community and remains sustainable. Three: Produce a rotating door of shows so patrons and theatre lovers can come back virtually any night of the week and see something new.
Anyway, I came on as a co-curator with my friend and mentor, Keira McDonald for the months of January and February and the shows have finally started to roll out--it's such an amazing and exciting time, especially given the current state of our country and the world.
Check out this amazing lineup and come visit us at 18th & Union!
Coming up this week, I've got a brand new short play that I wrote in IRL: Craigslist. Now, some may ask: What is IRL: Craigslist? It a two evening event put on by the theatre company, The Horse in Motion in which, the company commissions different types of artists to create pieces based on Craigslist ads. There will be plays, music, short films, all kinds of stuff! I'm personally going to be in attendance on Saturday the 19th and would love to see some friendly faces! Come over to Northwest Film Forum and help us explore the deep, dark world of Craigslist.
Check out my recent interview with Horse in Motion here!
For more info, click the pic below!
Y'all, I am absolutely terrified and excited. Here's why. I've been asked to participate in this crazy theatrical event called White Rabbit Red Rabbit.
A Little About the Play
Each night a different actor steps onto the stage and is handed a script in a plain manila envelope. The resulting performance changes from night to night, but has been described around the world as an extraordinary theatrical experience for performer and audience alike. Slyly humorous, and a little bit disturbing, White Rabbit Red Rabbit explores serious issues through a deft and quirky theatrical lens.
....WHAT? I have no idea of what to expect, but I would like you to be there with me. Even if I fail abysmally at this...at least we'll all be in it together. HAHA!
On top of all of that, I am so honored to be trusted with this play along with this group of fantastic performers and artists. It's gonna be a crazy time, y'all! November 10th at 18th & Union. I hope to see you there!
After months of scripting, pre-production, and shooting, the season finale of Don't Do It is finally here! Written by myself, directed by Katherine Grace Murphy, and produced by Cainan Martens Film. The SFX makeup is done by the incomparable Fantasia Rose! Big ups to everyone involved. Shout out to Skylar Holcomb, Jacob Lee Henthorn and the rest of the crew.
If you really dig this episode, please subscribe, share, watch the rest of the season, and stay tuned--Season 2 is in the works!