Black Box Reading
Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Reading produced by Pat Addiss
National Arts Club, Gramercy Park
New York City
September 15-19, 2010
Fully staged and orchestrated production produced by OperaLancaster*
Roschel Performing Arts Center, Franklin & Marshall College
*The musical was then titled, "Georgia O'Keeffe: A Woman on Paper"
Flowers sing, paintings come alive, and past and present intertwine as Georgia O'Keeffe wages a private battle between communal fulfillment and the solitary ecstasy of painting the unknown. Honoring O'Keeffe's adventurous spirit, this musical drama draws audiences into the emotional maelstrom of an artist's calling. Ultimately, it poses a universal question: What constitutes a life well-lived -- emotional fulfillment or worldly success?