Remission

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen

Remission

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

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

When hope is for everyone else

Davy is a lonely college junior who dives into storytelling and fantasy to escape a life weighed down by stress, family dysfunction, and a challenging roommate. When blindsided by an unexpected cancer diagnosis, paralyzed by fear and despair, Davy leaves her own disease untreated and unknown to everyone around her. She pours herself into the search for connection through the stories of others, in order to find her path through life or death decisions, learn how to tell her own story, and uncover the possibility for hope.

Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes. 

Rebekah M. Allen (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Rebekah M. Allen is a writer, composer, and lyricist living in New York City. Her original work has been featured at the New York Musical Festival, the Musical Theatre Factory, the York Theatre, the Boo Festival (Award Winner), the Songwriters' Salon, Second City Chicago, and has been showcased at 54 Below in WE ARE THE TIGERS: IN CONCERT. Her original musical WE ARE THE TIGERS for which she wrote book, music, and lyrics, had its world premiere at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles in October, 2015. Rebekah is currently a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop and an entertainment contributor for Pride.com. www.rebekahmallen.com



Portia Krieger (Director)

PORTIA KRIEGER is a New York-based theatre director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include Sarah Einspanier's The Convent of Pleasure for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Caroline V. McGraw's The Bachelors for Lesser America, Gabrielle Reisman's site-specific outdoor King Lear adaptation Storm, Still for Brooklyn Yard, Peggy Stafford's16 Words or Less and Clare Barron's Baby Screams Miracle for Clubbed Thumb, and Eager to Lose, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy for Ars Nova. Upcoming projects: Sofia Alvarez's Friend Art at 2ST Uptown, and Eric Dufault's The Tomb of King Tot at Clubbed Thumb.

Portia has workshopped new plays with Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, The O'Neill, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, and many others. She is an inaugural O'Neill/NNPN National Director's Fellow, a 2015-2016 New Georges Audrey Resident, an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. She's also the Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College.



Megan Kingery (Producer)

Megan Kingery is a producer of commercial theater, transmedia and multimedia, and print. She is thrilled to be lead producing REMISSION: THE MUSICAL. She is a co-producer of the upcoming Broadway run of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and Creative Producer of BLUE MAN WORLD, Blue Man Group's first book (October 2016, Blackdog and Levanthal). She has brought financing to HAND TO GOD, MAGIC FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, and FUN HOME. Megan has worked with Ensemble Studio Theater, Richard Frankel Productions, Target Margin Theater Company, Diverse City Theater Company, and Kiki and Herb. Megankingery.com



DTE Management (General Manager)

Under the supervision of Ryan Conway, DTE Management is an industry leader in general management services for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. DTE Management currently manages Avenue Q, Daddy Long Legs, and Trip of Love. Previous productions include Spring Awakening, My First Time, That Bachelorette Show, and the successful ten-year run of The Awesome 80s Prom.



Emily Skeggs (Davy)

EMILY SKEGGS is currently returning to her 2015 Tony Award nominated-role following a hiatus to shoot the upcoming ABC miniseries When We Rise and Salem on WGN America. Off-Broadway: Fun Home (The Public), And I And Silence (Signature), Transport and Take Me Along (Irish Rep). Regional: Our Town (Huntington), The Shakespearean Jazz Show (NOLA Shakespeare Festival). Film: Don’t Think Twice. Thanks to the Luedtke Agency and my family for their endless love and support. www.emilyskeggs.com