The Wildness is a raucous ride exploring faith, doubt and the wild space in between.
For The Wildness Idea Lab series we are presenting a trio of evenings exploring the themes of faith, doubt and uncertainty. Join us for PUSHPLAY- a live mixtape event that will take place post show Thursday’s in March,
Each curated evening features 3 guests, 3 songs and 1 conversation, which will revolve around a specific theme–Faith, Doubt or Uncertainty. Each guest will bring a song responding to that evening’s theme and, along with our host, will explore why that song embodies the night’s theme. The songs play and the conversation flows back and forth from guests to audience, from the music to the evening’s theme, to The Wildness.
Up first: March 3 | Faith – Featuring Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham, and record producer Michael Tudor with host Rob Weinert-Kendt.
Kyle Jarrow is a writer and musician who creates work for the stage, film and television. He won an OBIE Award for his play A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. Other plays include Noir and Whisper House (both written with Duncan Sheik), Love Kills, Gorilla Man and Hostage Song (written with Clay McLeod Chapman). Kyle penned the film Armless, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. He’s developed television projects for FOX, USA, FX and MTV networks. Current projects include Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical (with director Tina Landau) and The Drop for the CW network (with director RJ Cutler and DJ Steve Angello). More info on Kyle at landoftrust.com.
Lauren Worsham is a Drama Desk Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress and singer. She originated the role of Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical). Other favorite roles include Lisa in Dog Days at Montclair Peak Performances, Fort Worth Opera and LA Opera (dir. Robert Woodruff), Flora in Turn of the Screw at New York City Opera (dir. Sam Buntrock), Amy in Where’s Charley at New York City Center (dir. John Doyle), Cunegonde in New York City Opera’s Candide and Olive in the first National tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In addition to her work in theater and opera, Lauren performs in concert frequently, including shows at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, Merkin Hall, Oregon Bach Festival, Joe’s Pub, Galapagos Art Space and New York City Opera’s VOX Program. Lauren was second-place award winner of the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya competition. She is the co-founder and executive director of the downtown opera company, The Coterie. More info on Lauren at laurenworsham.com.
Michael Tudor has worn many hats in the recording studio. Primarily, he is a producer, mixer, and recording engineer. Michael is also a mastering engineer, musician, and studio owner. Artists Michael has worked with include Moby, Duncan Sheik, John Cale, and The New York Dolls. Theater projects include Spring Awakening, and the upcoming American Psycho. Film projects include Girl Fight, and A Home at the End of the World. Michael’s production room, Mama’s Place Prod. is located near Woodstock, NY. More info on Michael at mtudormusic.com.
Rob Weinert-Kendt is editor-in-chief of American Theatre. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Back Stage West and co-founder of StageGrade, and he writes about theatre for The New York Times, America magazine, and his blog The Wicked Stage. He studied film at USC and is a composer member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.
Join us for PUSHPLAY: 3 GUESTS. 3 SONGS. 1 CONVERSATION Thursdays in March!