Girl from Nowhere

Book by Victoria Rigby; Original Music and Lyrics by Lauren Pritchard; Developed and Directed by Whitney Mosery

"If you hear this from anybody else, they'll tell it wrong."

After a sold-out run at London's Other Palace and a hit production at the Edinburgh Fringe, feminist rock musical GIRL FROM NOWHERE crosses the pond to make its U.S. debut. The stories of epic and tragic rises and falls from grace in the world of rock-and-roll are well documented, but rarely do we hear these stories told by a female protagonist. Set in Texas in 1969, GIRL FROM NOWHERE is an electrifying concert-confessional with Jeannie Hogan, a hell-raising rock singer defying the expectations of a young woman in conservative America. The show is infused with the blues, rock, psychedelic and country of the music scene in the 1960s, plus original music by Lauren Pritchard, performed by a live three-piece rock band.

Running Time: 80 minutes

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Victoria Rigby

Victoria Rigby (Writer (Book) and Performer)

British actress and writer Victoria Rigby graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Double First in English and now lives in London. Theater includes PRIVATE LIVES, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Film includes TELL THEM OF US, THE LADY OF SHALOTT, JOSEPHINE and GRACE HAS VISIONS.
 


Lauren Pritchard

Lauren Pritchard (Writer (Original Songs))

From Jackson, TN, LOLO is a show-stopping singer who has "so much music flowing through [her] that it fills two people" (Associated Press). She has proven herself a venerable songwriter, from penning hits for Panic! At The Disco’s recent #1 blockbuster album to writing a New York Times raved about off-Broadway musical, “Songbird” — a perfect segue from LOLO's past role as the originator of Ilse in the critically-acclaimed smash musical “Spring Awakening.”
 


Whitney Mosery

Whitney Mosery (Director)

Whitney Mosery is a director and dramaturg, dividing her time between New York and London. After becoming the first American to receive a Masters in Theatre Directing from RADA, Whitney joined London’s Almeida Theatre as their first Director in Residence. Whitney is Associate Director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, Associate Director of American Psycho and King Charles III on Broadway, and Co-Director of the King Charles III International Tour.


Peter Longofono

Peter Longofono (Bass)

Peter Longofono is a Brooklyn-based bassist, guitarist, vocalist, and composer specializing in art song, hot jazz, and prog. Currently he makes music with Gillian, Continue, and Charmers and collaborates from time to time with Amy Virginia Buchanan, Salty Brine, Jeanna Phillips, and many more. He also runs the poetry series WEIRDD with his sister Katie and published a chapbook of poems, CHORDS, in 2016 with the Operating System.


Jared Saltiel

Jared Saltiel (Drums)

Jared Saltiel is a composer, producer, writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. As a solo artist he's released two full-length albums, including 2018's Out of Clay, a collection of jazz-inflected story-songs blending classical mythology and original storytelling. Saltiel has also produced a number of artists, hopping between guitar, keyboards, drums, and orchestral arranging (Bell the Band, Maryanna Sokol, Cassidy Andrews, Lee Reit, Jason Saltiel). Combining his loves of narrative songwriting and trashy horror movies, Jared teamed up with childhood friend Toby Singer to co-write South by South Death, a satirical slasher-comedy musical set at a music festival. SXSD was workshopped in residency at National Sawdust in August 2016, and it will return soon! For more information about his music and theatrical work, visit jaredsaltiel.com.


Zach Sicherman

Zach Sicherman (Guitar)

Zach Sicherman is a NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, originally from Asbury Park, NJ, and is thrilled to be working with this talented creative team on GFN.  Credits include Wicked (Broadway guitar sub), Rent 20th Anniversary Tour (Associate Music Director/keys 2/guitar 2), Mamma Mia! National Tour (bass), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story National Tour (upright bass/Buddy Holly understudy).  @AlmostZach


Anna Ebbesen

Anna Ebbesen (Music Director)

Anna Ebbesen, a music director and orchestrator, has made a career commitment to fostering new voices and new works in the industry.  Her orchestrations can be heard on nearly twenty original movie musicals currently on the film festival circuit, including scores by Anna K. Jacobs, Zoe Sarnak, Bobby Cronin, Daniel Lincoln and Avi Amon.  You can usually find her at the piano collaborating on stories that pursue fresh lenses on gender roles and the politics of our time. Next up, Anna will be orchestrating and music supervising the world premiere of “Mary & Max” at Theatre Calgary.


Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang (Sound Designer)

Fan Zhang, theatre/film/installation sound designer, and composer. Off-broadway: Slave Play* (New York Theatre Workshop), The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre), Scissoring(Intar). New York: The Ideal Obituary(The Tank), Tania In a Getaway Van(The Flea), One Footnote In History( New Ohio Theatre), Mecca Tales(The Sheen Center), Platonov(New Ohio Theatre), Salesman (RoughDraft Festival). Regional:  Redeem(Cincinnati Ballet), The Revolutionist* (City Theatre of Pittsburgh). She holds an MFA in Sound Design from Yale School of Drama. www.fanzhangsound.com


Amanda Shafran

Amanda Shafran (Costume Designer)

Amanda Shafran is an international freelance artist, teacher, and activist based in New York City, with an aim to approach each new project grounded in equal parts body, mind, & soul. Original mixed media painting shows in NYC include FasciaFigures (2014), and Evolution: A Meditation on the cycle of Destruction, Regeneration, Reflection, & Rebirth (2016). Designs and collaborations have been featured by L. Delaney Miniatures, and Tiffany & Company. NYC Credits: Ars Nova, The Signature Theater, 59E59, HERE Arts Center, and BAM Next Wave Festival. International: “Encounter” (Bejing Opera, China). Film credits: Oma (Daniella Rabbani), Undercurrent (Shlomo Weprin/ Matisyahu) Coconut Grove (Lakshmi Simhan). Amanda is a 500 YRT therapeutic yoga instructor, and is involved with Exhale to Inhale, an organization that brings yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. You can find Amanda teaching public classes at Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness and Ishta Yoga in NYC, as well as “Intentional Creativity”workshops, intended to facilitate a creative space where art & yoga come together. She hand-makes intentional crystal touchstones and offers other self-care support at www.amandashafran.com. M.F.A : NYU Tisch / Dean’s fellowship


Liz Ulmer

Liz Ulmer (General Manager)

Liz Ulmer is the General Manager of THEATERWORKS USA, provider of theatrical experiences for young and family audiences across North America. She was the previous Managing Director of NYMF. Other GM credits include Real Men (New World Stages); Wing-Man (Ars Nova); and Independents (Soho Playhouse), 2012 New York Times Critic's Pick. Liz produced ​I Got Fired: The Revenge Musical at TBG Theater and its subsequent production in Daegu, South Korea. She helmed NYMF shows Georama; Academia Nuts; Date of a Lifetime; and the trapeze musical Awakening of Angel DeLuna. As Company Manager: Clinton the Musical (Davenport Theatrical); Tail! Spin! (DR Theatrical Management); and Stalking the Bogeyman (DR Theatrical Management). Her charity concerts have benefited Artists Striving to End Poverty and Human Rights Campaign. She has served as guest lecturer at NYU/Tisch and City University of New York.


Allie York

Allie York (Stage Manager)

A proud Point Park graduate, Allie stage manages throughout the New York City area and Pittsburgh. Favorites include The Bridges of Madison County (Carnivale Theatrics), Just Between The All Of Us and Wherever It May Be readings (PCLO SPARK), Camp Wanatachi (NYMF), Drunkle Vanya (off-Broadway, Three Day Hangover), A Bit Too Much About Me (The Triad), Pool Boy reading (PCLO) and Spring Awakening (PARK Productions). She sends lots of love to this talented and wonderful company, her loving family, and friends, and incredible boyfriend. Proud member of AEA.


Catherine Andre

Catherine Andre (Assistant Director)

Catherine Andre is a NYC-based director committed to shaping heightened texts into visceral, immediate performances. Her work emboldens female characters and interrogates our shared human condition. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Princeton University, recent/upcoming directing credits include As You Like It (The Brick), The Recruiting Officer (The Center at West Park) and new plays Eco-Village, Trash Mermaids and Max Schiller's Dead. Notable assistant directing includes Peter Pan (Bedlam) and GURLS (McCarter Theatre Lab). She is the recipient of a Drama League First Stage Residency and a Visiting Artist at Princeton University. www.catherine-andre.com.


Julie Zeilinger

Julie Zeilinger (Associate Producer)

Julie Zeilinger is the founder and editor of WMC FBomb (http://www.thefbomb.org), a feminist blog and community for young adults partnered with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda's organization, the Women’s Media Center. Julie has been named one of the “Forbes 30 Under 30" and is currently a freelance writer and consultant. GIRL FROM NOWHERE is her first production credit.


Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor (Co-Producer)

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based producer of theater, comedic shorts and independent film. She has helped bring to life the work of living playwrights for Clubbed Thumb, The Playwrights Realm and 1903 Productions. She has produced original web series, short films and music videos with a variety of production companies. She performs improv at the Magnet Theater and lives with two cats.