A new musical currently in development.
Winner of the Eugene O'Neill National MT Conference 2023.
By Sophie Boyce & Veronica Mansour.
The year is 1588. Emilia Bassano is crafting the most remarkable stories the world will ever see.
But women are not permitted to write for stage. And so theatre's greatest characters stand to be lost in the abyss.
That is until a deal is struck, with the stableboy William Shakespeare.....
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This is a moving and exhilarating musical about a woman's fight to have her stories told. With an electrifying synth-pop score, The Dark Lady aims to challenge audience perspectives on success and worth.
2023: A 60-hour developmental workshop at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre, as part of their National Musical Theatre Conference. Previous works developed at the NMTC include In the Heights, Avenue Q and The Wild Party.
2024: A 29-hour reading at Musical Theatre West, Los Angeles.
2024: A 2-week residency at Goodspeed Musicals as part of the Johnny Mercer Writers Grove.
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