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Music and Lyrics by Adam Qutaishat and Heidi Joosten

Directed by Gina Gomez

Music Direction by Mark Wurzelbacher

June 9, 2023

The Bur Oak, 2262 Winnebago Street

7:00 p.m.

Arrive early to see costume and set renderings and grab refreshments, then stay after for our talkback!

MTM is excited to present this, its third entry into the Wisconsin New Musicals Cycle. When graduate student Ali makes a startling scientific discovery about microaggressions, it's up to her to decide whether to keep it to herself or share it with the world. With the help of her friend MJ, and traversing the hurdles of problematic colleagues and Big Pharma, Ali finds new truths in the world, and in herself. This workshop will include a semi-staged reading, ability to see renderings of sets and costumes for a potential full production, and a talkback after the show to help the composers on their next step.

Erin S. Baal (Scenic Concept Design) last designed Ten Days In A Madhouse for MTM.  Her design work was most recently seen in Ripcord (Strollers Theatre Ltd.) and Ruddigore (Madison Savoyards Ltd.).  This season she was a guest artist with Madison College. 

Jenni Schwaner (Costume Concept Design) MICRO is Jenni’s second design for MTM, having previously costumed LIZZIE. She is a 25-year wardrobe veteran and has toured with Reduced Shakespeare Company, Les Ballets Trockadero and was the former Head of Wardrobe for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In Madison she was the assistant costume supervisor for Madison Ballet and Madison Opera, and designed for Four Seasons Theatre, Mercury Players, Strollers Theatre, OUTCast! and of course MTM. Jenni holds an MA in Theatre History and an MFA in Costume Design from the University of Illinois

Scott Glogovsky (Co-Sound Designer) has been designing for MTM since 2013. Other sound design and production crredits include APT, QuantUM, The World's Stage, and more. 

Lindsey Hoel-Neds (Stage Directions) Lindsey (she/her) is a director, designer, and dramaturge, but her primary focus is her work as a teaching artist. Locally, she works with several TYA companies and local theatre groups in these capacities. You may have seen her work at the Bartell, Broom Street Theater, or read one of her audience guides here at MTM or at Milwaukee Rep.

Resa Fuller (Stage Manager) Resa is a freelance stage manager and lighting designer who has stage managed Monstersongs and been rehearsal stage manager Other recent credits include Harvey (Assistant Stage Manager; Madison College), These Shining Lives (Assistant Stage Manager; Eastern Illinois University Theatre), CapitalQ Theatre Festival (Lighting Designer, StageQ Inc.), All in the Timing  (Lighting Designer, EIU Theatre), and A Grand Night for Singing (Co-Lighting Designer; Central Illinois Stage Company). 

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