Patricia Loughrey was commissioned by Diversionary Theatre to create a tribute to Harvey Milk on the 30th anniversary of his assassination. Dear Harvey: Stories of Harvey Milk, opened April 19th, 2009. On December 6th, 2009, the script for Dear Harvey was entered into the Harvey Milk portion of the California Museum Hall of Fame. Patricia wrote the book for the musical The Daddy Machine which was featured entertainment on Rosie O’Donnell’s R Family Cruise to the Mexican Riviera in March 2008. The Daddy Machine - commissioned and produced by Diversionary Theatre - is a family-friendly musical based on the book by Johnny Valentine, published by Alyson Books. Patricia has many other plays to her credit. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild. Patricia Loughrey website
Thomas Hodges is a New York based composer from sunny San Diego. In 2015 his music song cycle The Things We Never Say won "Outstanding Original Score" at the San Diego Fringe Festival. The production was done by Breakthrough Workshop Theatre and a cast album is available on iTunes and Spotify. His score for Patricia Loughrey's Dear Harvey is available from Playscripts. Other projects of his include Dorian, an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Underground (book by John Viscardi), a new musical about street kids living in the NYC subway tunnels, and various solo albums available on iTunes and Spotify. Listen to his music.
A Choreographer and His Work: 1944-1995
Salvatore Aiello was an expressive force, possessing an honesty and sincerity of character that belied the intensity and ferocity of his hunger for new movement styles and ideas. While the styles, theatricality and content varied widely, the constant in all of his work was dynamic energy, artistic integrity, and incredible passion for dance. Known as the man with a "golden ear", Sal demonstrated a natural ability to match fascinating and creative movement to music in a wholly enlightening and captivating manner. Throughout his repertoire ofwork, he captured the essence of the human spirit. The Salvatore Aiello Trust, established in 1997, believes in the beauty and power of Salvatore Aiello's work and recognizes the vital necessity of keeping his work accessible for discovery by new generations of audiences and artists. The Trust protects and perpetuates his innovative choreographic vision and understands that we must present the past to develop the future.
Jerusha Matsen Neal | Blessed
Blessed is a collection of dramatic monologues that engage the gospel narratives surrounding Mary, the mother of Jesus, through the experiences of contemporary women. Bridging proclamation and protest through theater, the pieces invite the reader to stand at the intersection of faith and doubt alongside women giving birth to the Word in the world, women like Mary--broken and blessed. Jerusha is an ordained American Baptist minister, actress, and playwright. Jerusha has been named the assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School effective July 1, 2017. Purchase the script.