Don't Look Away.
Based on the original Greek myth, MEDUSA is the story of a woman who tries to make her own fate in a patriarchal world. When the god Poseidon assaults her by the sea one night, she learns just how little power she holds in the supposedly free and enlightened city of Athens. As Medusa fights back against both gods and mortals, rumors fly about this angry woman with “snakes in her hair.” The legend is born. Told with modern language and a darkly energetic score, MEDUSA is an ancient tragedy that is as timely and necessary now as ever.

The team

the cast

Alexia Sielo (Medusa )

L. Steven Taylor (Perseus )

Kate Shindle (Athena )

Theo Stockman (Poseidon )

Heidi Blinkenstaff (Steno)

Ally Bonino (Euryale )

Mykal Kilgore (Tiresias )

Vivienne Cleary (Eritha )

Kuhoo Verma (Karpathia )

Nick Belton (Antiochus/Archon )

Justin Gregory Lopez (Belo)

creative Team

Wes Braver (Book, Music, Lyrics)
Braver is a composer, lyricist and playwright from Washington, D.C. Past work includes musicials, Hear No Evil in the Year 2090, (Music, Lyrics, and co-Book) and Galapago, (Music, Lyrics, and co-Book) which were produced in Colorado; a song cycle, Space Cases; and METADATA, an electro-pop concept album about Edward Snowden (available on Spotify/iTunes). He wrote the songs for the musical film Chatsworth, which premiered at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival, and the score for the film “Youth,” premiering at SXSW in 2019. His songs have been featured at Barrington Stage and the Laurie Beechman Theater, and his music has been featured in a number of films, dance, and with the Broken Box Mime Company. Wes holds a B.A. in Music from Colorado College and an M.F.A. from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Rachel Dean (Book, Music, Lyrics)
Rachel Dean is a New York City-based composer, pianist, and music director. She is a pianist for Hamilton and Moulin Rouge on Broadway, and has collaborated alongside the likes of Luis Salgado, Brandon Uranowitz, Alysha Umphress, and Jennifer Jancuska. An ASCAP award recipient, Rachel has had her work performed in New York, Tokyo, Miami, Ohio, Arizona, and New Jersey. Other musicals in development include The Anxiety Project (with David Brush), Unmasked (with Amy Burgess), and The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts (with Giancarlo Rodaz). Rachel is a member of ASCAP and Local 802.

Chloe Treat (Director)
Chloe Treat is a New York based director and choreographer. Born and raised in the great, if not occasionally problematic state of Texas; she directs and choreographs big ass musicals. Hire her to do any show with a dream ballet, a musical with 100 people that only has two weeks to rehearse, or if you're doing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers because she really wants to do that one. Some of the things she cares about, in no particular order, are: improving the representation of women on stage and in creative teams, democratizing storytelling, Pina Bausch, using the theatre as a center for community and dialogue, golden age musicals, Tennessee Williams, and Westerns!

Matt Castle(Music director)
Matt has helped develop 100+ new musicals at Sundance, NYU, Playwrights Horizons, TheaterWorksUSA, Disney Cruise Line, Musical Theatre Factory, Page 73, Weston Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Signature (NYC), Signature (DC), Goodspeed, York Theatre, Barrington Stage, NYMF, and CAP21. As musical director, highlights include Into the Woods (Fiasco), Found (Atlantic, PTC), Chick Flick (Off-Broadway), The Last Five Years (ACT), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), Disney Beauty and the Beast (Disney Cruise Line) and Indian Joe (Goodspeed). As actor/musician: Company (2007 Broadway revival), Merrily We Roll Along (Cincinnati Playhouse), original off-Broadway casts of Musical of Musicals, Enter Laughing, and LingoLand. He and his husband, Frank Galgano, have co-orchestrated more than 30 shows; current projects include Scotland, PA (Roundabout) and The Elf on the Shelf (Mills Entertainment)

Kai Harada (Sound Designer)
Broadway: Head Over Heels; The Band’s Visit (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award); Amélie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: A Chorus Line; Grand Hotel (City Center); Candide (LA Opera); Marie (5th Avenue); The Black Clown (ART); Tommy, Little Shop of Horrors, and First You Dream (Kennedy Center); Silent Night (WNO); Zorro (Moscow; Atlanta); Hinterm Horizont (Berlin); Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha (Portland Opera); Benny and Joon (Paper Mill). Consultant for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Education: Yale.

Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Casting Director)
NY: Bandstand (1st National Tour), OSCAR @ The Crown, We Are Here (dir. Steven Hoggett), We Are The Tigers, Safeword, Afterglow, Cleopatra, The Bad Years, Eco Village, Unraveled, Letters to the President, Reunion 69, Single Rider, Diaspora, The Other Side of Paradise, Counting Sheep, The Excavation of Mary Anning, Agent 355, Emma: A New Musical, Love In Hate Nation, Five Points, Hart Island, Eastbound, Interstate, Honey Dipped Apocalypse Girls, Fefu and Her Friends. Regional: Endlings (A.R.T + NYTW), West Side Story (Kennedy Center), On The Town (Kennedy Center), Beau (ATF), Evocation to Visible Appearance (Actors Theatre of Louisville), We Are Here (Las Vegas), Opium (Las Vegas), A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Reunion 69 & Reunion 85 (Newman Center). Proud educator with The Broadway Collective. For more information, please visit kate-lumpkin.com. @katelumpkin

Frank Galgano (Creative Consultant)
Frank is a multi-faceted theater artist, with acting and directing credits off-Broadway and in regional theater…in addition to producing cast albums and new musical demos. Together with his husband, Matt Castle, they have orchestrated more than 30 shows, including Scotland, PA (Roundabout), Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco), Found (Atlantic, Philadelphia), Chick Flick, the Musical (off-Broadway), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), A Dog Story (Off-Broadway), Disney Beauty and the Beast (Disney Cruise Line), The Elf on the Shelf and American Girl Live! (Mills Entertainment), Up and Away (Pittsburgh CLO), String (Village Theatre), Kris Kringle (Town Hall, Proctors), The Donner Party and A Little Princess (Sacramento); many new works for Theatreworks/USA, Kennedy Center, George Street Playhouse. They have written concert orchestrations for BC/EFA and a diverse range of performers: from Carole King, Randy Newman, Aloe Blacc and Randy Rainbow to Broadway stars Beth Leavel, Cynthia Erivo, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Evan Bernardin Productions / Gwynne Richmond (General Management)
EBP is a general management firm specializing in consulting and management for theatrical productions. Touring: Million Dollar Quartet, Charlie Brown Christmas, Counting Sheep (International Tour) Select Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers,  Eco-Village, Afterglow, Diaspora, Must. Other: The Bikinis, The Dodgers (LA), The Navigator (NYT Critics Pick). EBP has worked with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA), New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Fringe (NY & LA); collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Havard Club, Cornell University, Georgetown’s Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theater and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.evanbernardinproductions.com

Sylvie Scowcroft (Producer)
Scowcroft is a New York native producer and performer. Always torn between two worlds, she studied Mathematical Economics and Dance at Colorado College. She started her career on the corporate side of Bank of America before jumping back into the more creative side with Medusa alongside projects in partnership with Roy Productions and THML Theater Company. Previous productions include Hear No Evil in the Year 2090 (Wes Braver), Company (Stephen Sondheim) and Galapago (Wes Braver and Andrea More.)

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