Songwriter, Sketch Writer, Performer with The Harvey Wallbangers
Ongoing premieres and performances of original songs and sketches for
professional sketch comedy group in residence at Off the Wall Theatre in
Pittsburgh with six full-stage productions from 2014 to present.
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Dec. 1—Dec. 31, 2016
A world premiere musical comedy
Written & Directed by Jennifer Childs
Music by Monica Stephenson • Lyrics by Jennifer Childs
It's Christmastime in 1944. War is raging on the other side of the Atlantic and, here at home, a group of neighbors gathers at the VFW to make the most of what they have. 1812's newest original comedy brings us an oddball friendship between a trio of singing sisters, an out-of-work Catskills comic, a limping piano player, and their grumpy Scrooge-like landlady. The Carols is a heartfelt and hopeful musical that looks at making something right with all the wrong people.
Photo credit: John Flak
Musical Composer & Music Director
Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues,Hope Academy
Musical Composer & Music DirectorThis Girl Laughs, This Girls Cries, This Girl Does Nothing; A Musical Adaptation, Hope Academy
Premiered in May 2015 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
Musical adapted with approval by the playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer. Directed By Meredith Hoppe.
“This Girl Laughs, The Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” is Finegan Kruckmeyer’s award-winning, fairytale-esque play about the journey of three sisters who take different paths, have incredible adventures, and end up back where they started, transformed into independent women. This highly original tale explores complex themes of love, loss and self-discovery.
Using an innovative DIY design aesthetic, plus shadow puppets and an original soundscape and songs, Hope Academy’s Teen Theater Company (HAT Co) brings this poetic, humorous and action-packed story to life for young people and adults, ages 8 and up.
See short video below~
Teaching Artist Music Composer & Music DirectorBefore Pride, TheatriQ; Dreams of Hope
Once on the Island, Villanova University - Director
It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project
Written and Directed by Jennifer Childs
Songs and Musical Direction by Monica Stepheson
April 25, 2013 - May 19, 2013
For more information about this project please visit: http://www.womenandcomedyproject.blogspot.com/