Marlo enters a new collaboration on the development of the musical Teeth, with music by Anna K. Jacobs, lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, and book by Jacobs & Jackson. Teeth is a musical adaptation of the 2007 indie horror film of the same name about an evangelical Christian girl who discovers that she has teeth in her vagina. Marlo directs a workshop of the show's first act at the Musical Theatre Factory September 17th-20th.
The Theatrical Culinary Project has its second workshop July 28th-August 6th, following a successful Indiegogo campaign! The two-week workshop brings Marlo, Co-Creator & Producer, Sasha Eden, and Dramaturg Anne Davison together for an artistic residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, followed by a table work process with an ensemble of actors in New York City, the integration of Chef Carla Hall and her menu, and culminating in an intimate first draft reading and dinner at The Kitchen Table on August 6th. Visit www.theatricalculinaryproject.com for more information about the project, and on Facebook to view photos from our August 6th presentation! Follow @TCPFoodplay for project updates.
Marlo and her partner, Artistic Producer Sasha Eden, are developing The Theatrical Culinary Project: an immersive culinary theater piece bringing four playwrights and one chef into collaboration for the building of a multi-storylined play taking place in real time in a fictitious restaurant. The play will explore varied stories of race, class, and gender politics, while the audience dines on a menu created by the Chef de Cuisine, which in itself is a character in the play. TCP's team includes our Artistic Culinary Producer, celebrated chef Carla Hall (Top Chef, Top Chef All Stars, The Chew), and our phenomenal playwrights Courtney Baron, Hilary Bettis, and Daniel Pearle. This May we bring our writers and chef together for a first workshop in New York. Marlo directs.
Marlo's company, Eating Their Words, produces a special benefit event for the incredible not for profit organization, Teens For Food Justice, on April 27th at Tocqueville restaurant in New York. The evening will feature World Premiere plays written for the evening by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Little Dog Laughed), Zakiyyah Alexander (10 Things To Do Before I Die), and Liz Flahive (Nurse Jackie), and an original song by Eli Bolin (Found). Performing in the event are Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park, Birdman), Tony nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz), Florencia Lozano (One Life To Live), and Obie Award winner Nina Hellman (Role Models). Marlo directs.
Marlo headed to Houston's TUTS Underground to choreograph the new musical LMNOP, directed by Joe Calarco. LMNOP features Book & Lyrics by Scott Burkell, and Music by Paul Loesel. With performances led by Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy), Maddy Trumble (Wicked), Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q), and Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein), LMNOP takes us to the island of Nollop, where chaos arises when letters begin to fall from the town monument and government officials ban them one by one. The community depends on the strength of a determined teenage girl to fight for their freedom of speech. This unique musical reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe.
Marlo directed Ben Toth's American Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center on March 11th, featuring World Premieres of his collaborations with John Patrick Shanley, Todd Almond, Brian Crawley, and Meghan Brown. This incredible evening was performed by Cheyenne Jackson, Lindsay Mendez, Santino Fontana, Taylor Mac, Dawn Cantwell, Ben Davis, Erin Davie, Will Reynolds, and Grace Wall.