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A workshop reading of a new musical by Kate Eberstadt
Directed by Molly Rose Heller
Produced by Emily Hawkins & Allison Houser

About the Musical
After spending a year working as a music teacher in an emergency refugee camp in Berlin, Jen now lives in her parents' basement - stuck. She is haunted by her memories and refuses to move forward with her life in America. Combining choral music, German house/techno, and Middle Eastern music, Notes from the Basement follows this diverse inter-generational and international cast on a journey of loss and forgiveness, taking a hard look at the American hero complex, “voluntourism,” and finding humanity in seemingly inhuman circumstances.

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Creative & Production
Music Director: Fernanda Douglas 
Assistant Director: Taylor Steele 
Music Programming Assistant: Izzi Eberstadt 
Transcriptionist/Score Supervisor: Sam Balzac 
Stage Manager: Shayna Penn

Olivia Clari: Jen (U/S, Performing)
Bradley Tejeda: Aman
*Charise Greene: Charlotte
*Lily Narbonne: Mom/Trish
*Raquel Cockrell: Mama Sulu
Sarah Hamaty: Mama Aria
*Raji Ahsan: Papa Aria
Kyle Sherman: Lukas
*Chris Harral: Misha
Eric Rosenblatt: Otto
Tariq Malik: Kurt
Jake Lasser: Yousif
Imani Hanson: Yasmine
Safia Hanson: Aria
Kelsea Feder: Sarah
Eli Hanson: Sulu
*Levin Valayil: Singer
*Bebe Browning: Singer
Christopher Ramirez: Singer

*Indicates Actors Equity Association Member

Earlier Event: February 16
NYC Choreographer's Forum