To get audiences excited a few World Premiere Musical coming in 2022, Philadelphia Theatre Company debuts a brief behind-the-scenes documentary in regards to the growth of the corporate’s first fee below Producing Creative Director, Paige Price.
The Tattooed Woman: MAKE YOUR MARK, a brand new mini-documentary directed by Value, gives a glimpse into the creation of The Tattooed Woman, a growing new musical from Max Vernon and Erin Courtney, together with director and co-developer Ellie Heyman, can be out there free of charge on the corporate’s YouTube channel. The movie and extra data can be found on the PTC web site at www.philatheatreco.org.
The Tattooed Woman: MAKE YOUR MARK, will introduce audiences to The Tattooed Woman on this 21-minute mini-documentary, revealing the artistic group’s course of in making a brand new musical throughout “pandemic occasions.” That includes a mixture of behind the scenes collaboration, musical segments from Joe’s Pub, and different surprises from Philly artists, this teaser will make its mark on audiences, and present why the corporate is happy to fee these artists. The documentary additionally highlights the musical’s early growth on the Kimmel Middle and showcases Fishtown tattoo artist Kristel Oreto.
“When Covid created a state of affairs whereby artists could not create collectively, we sought an answer to not solely make that chance occur, but in addition to doc it,” stated Value. “The Tattooed Woman was awarded a Pew Middle for Arts and Heritage Undertaking Grant for 2020, which is a giant deal for us and permits PTC to help an artistically formidable manufacturing, and so we need to doc the ‘making of’ this musical for archival functions, as properly. We had been in a position to help a retreat for the artists to work – in individual – collectively for 2 weeks, which included time for writing, a zoom studying with actors after which extra rewriting. Now our audiences can turn into extra invested within the undertaking with an up-close concept of who these artists are and what they’re making.”
Value directed the documentary, which was edited by Stefania Bulbarella. Bulbarella’s work as a projection designer is at the moment on show in Lynn Nottage and Miranda Haymon‘s The Watering Gap on the Signature Theatre in NYC, which was just lately prolonged by the summer season. Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer and Sound Editor of The Tattooed Woman: MAKE YOUR MARK just lately gained the Tony Award for Sound Design for Hadestown and designed Hamilton and Expensive Evan Hansen, amongst others.
The story of The Tattooed Woman highlights one in every of sideshow’s greatest stars, Ida Gibson, in a transferring, fantastical story that reveals the last word bond between mom and daughter. That includes a parade of beguiling characters with each seen and invisible marks, the musical celebrates the resilience of girls whose daring decisions liberate them. The Tattooed Woman is a musical meditation on magnificence, perversity, the shattering of taboos, and a lady’s proper to manage her physique.
The Tattooed Woman contains a libretto by Erin Courtney and Max Vernon, music and lyrics by Max Vernon and is directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. PTC Resident Artist Jeffrey L. Page would be the Choreographer for the premiere. The Scenic Designer is Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck (Hadestown). Clint Ramos (As soon as on this Island, Slave Play), additionally a current Tony Award winner for Eclipsed, is the Costume Designer. Mary Ellen Stebbins is the Lighting Designer and Sound Design is by Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton, Expensive Evan Hansen, Hadestown). Heyman directed the Drama League Award-winning The Nice Work Begins, which featured Glenn Close, Laura Linney, and Brian Tyree Henry, named on the “Better of 2020” lists of the New York Times and New York Magazine.
“I’m on this group of artists, who’ve been growing the thought for this musical for a couple of years,” stated Value. “Up thus far, I have been concerned with the method in a small approach. Taking it a step additional, we wished to fee after which decide to a full manufacturing at PTC, as a result of when artists make a brand new musical, the ever elusive ‘first manufacturing’ is a large hurdle. Now, the group can dream up their manufacturing understanding it’s going to see the sunshine of day. Philadelphia Theatre Company is actually excited to do extra world premieres and I feel this manufacturing can be sport altering for us. This musical can be audacious, formidable, in addition to tuneful,” stated Value. ” We hope that the bodily manufacturing will leap out and envelop the viewers in a approach that they haven’t but skilled right here.”
The Tattooed Woman is supported by The Pew Middle for Arts & Heritage. The Tattooed Woman has been developed with help from the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Goodspeed Pageant of New Musicals, the Kimmel Middle, Nationwide Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.