A Lasting Impression

Book by Emily Kaczmarek; Music and Lyrics by Zoe Sarnak

A Lasting Impression

at 416 West 42nd Street, Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studios  [map]

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm

There are three sides to every story.

Kali and Simone are artists, sisters, and (lately) roommates. They live, work, and navigate their mother’s chronic illness in close quarters and relative peace – until they meet Jo, a journalist wrestling with the cost of her recent assignment in Syria. As each sister becomes romantically and creatively entangled with Jo, all 3 women are forced to examine how they relate to their art, the world, and to one another. A LASTING IMPRESSION is a musical about love between artists, love between sisters, and the power of storytelling in all its forms.

Running time: 2 hours.

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek (Book, Music, Lyrics)

EMILY KACZMAREK attended New York University and studied Theatre Education. Works include: Anything New (NYU Forum on New Work 2013, Wombat Theatre Co. 2016), Landed with Zoe Sarnak (New York Film Academy commission 2015), Paper & Glue (various high schools, NY & CA, 2015), Insta (PLAY/DATE at Fat Baby, 2014), Jeremy ({Your Name Here}, 2013). Emily was a participant in the 2012-2013 NYU Playwrights’ Roundtable alongside Deborah Zoe Laufer & Greg Kotis. She is also an English teacher with SEO Scholars, a program that prepares low-income public high school students for college.



Zoe Sarnak

Zoe Sarnak (Book, Music, Lyrics)

ZOE SARNAK graduated from Harvard University where she received an Ann Radcliffe Trust award. Works include: Mixtape (Silent Street Productions 2012), A Lasting Impression (Pace New Musicals 2012, Off-Broadway 2012, Winner 2013 NJ Playwright's contest), The Years Between (Musical Theatre Factory 2014 workshop, March 2016 T-fellowship workshop), Landed with Emily Kaczmarek (2015 New York Film Academy commission). Zoe is the winner of the 2015 Davenport Songwriting contest, NY Stage & Film’s Founders Award finalist, Fred Ebb Award finalist, as well as residencies at Goodspeed Writers Colony, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYTW, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.



Whitney Mosery

Whitney Mosery (Director)

Whitney is a theatre and film director, dividing her time between New York and London. Most recently, she was Associate Director of King Charles III (Broadway/West End/Almeida/co-director of UK and Australia tour) and American Psycho the Musical (Broadway/Almeida). Other directing credits include: Girl From Nowhere (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Bonapartes (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest); Last Words You’ll Hear (Latitude); Faster Higher Stronger Straighter (Dominion Theatre Studio); Scratch Me, I Bleed (Camden People’s Theatre); Bacchanalia (Greece/USA); M. Butterfly (RADA); Throwing Your Voice; Exit Johnny Clarke; Szinhaz (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Goat or Who is Sylvia?; Valentine at Bellevue (Princeton). In 2013, Whitney was the first American ever to graduate from RADA’s MA in Theatre Directing. In 2014, she became the first Director in Residence at the Almeida Theatre under Artistic Director Rupert Goold.