April 15, 2024
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Diversionary Theatre will produce a New York workshop presentation of a brand new musical impressed by the 1991 Oscar-winning movie Thelma & Louise.

Set for a world premiere on the San Diego theater in Might, TL;DR: Thelma Louise: Dyke Remix, shall be a part of a workshop at Out of the Field Theatrics on Jan. 19.  

The play, with ebook and lyrics by EllaRose Chary and music and lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn, is being directed by Sherri Eden Barber with music path by Erika Gamez.

This workshop is supported by the Richard Rodgers Award and administered by the Academy of Arts and Letters. The solid will function Sara Porkalob , Sydney Patrick, Storm Thomas, Nioni Camps, Kimber Sprawl and Angel Lin.

The theater’s Government Director Jenny Case known as the workshop “a major milestone within the journey towards realizing this joyously boundary-breaking musical’s world premiere at Diversionary Theatre.” 

TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix follows T and L drive as they drive their convertible off the sting of a cliff and right into a fantasy-driven, irreverent, queer, rock musical the place sturdy feminine characters don’t “all the time gotta die.” Collectively, T, L and The Band search “extra than simply subtext” and the homosexual pleased ending they’ve all the time deserved.

The play was supported by Rhinebeck Writers Retreat with residencies and readings in 2019 and 2020, and likewise introduced on the Nationwide Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Pageant of New Musicals in 2021. 

This workshop is produced by Diversionary Theatre with extra assist from Invoice and Judy Garrett.