The Boy Who Danced on Air
"The Boy Who Danced on Air" is a love story that takes place between two dancing boys in Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in young boys from poorer families, train them to dance at parties, and often physically take advantage of them. The boys' chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them off on a journey to find their identity in a theatrical fable about tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit. Find a complete summary here.
Run Away Home
Run Away Home tells the story of a family whose youngest child, Austin, went missing three years before. LeAnne Parker and her daughter Amber are still struggling with the aftermath of this loss when a boy claiming to be Austin shows up in town. Though the boy's story is fantastical, they take him in as their own.
Talk To Me
Commissioned by the New York City Children's Theatre, this musical is about a young boy on the autism spectrum and the unexpected companionship he finds in Siri, the automated personal assistant on his mother's iPhone. What starts out as an easy and reliable way to get answers to all his questions might prove to be his key to learning to better connect with those around him.
The Profit of Creation
The Profit of Creation tells the story of a physicist, Max who, after being rejected by the scientific community and betrayed by the love of his life, accepts an offer from a right-wing organization to fly out to Kentucky and head-up a newly planned Creation Museum. Max's cynical decision takes a surprising turn when he falls in love, makes promises he can’t keep and becomes deeply connected to people who, at first glance, seem completely unlike himself.
The Profit of Creation was last seen at the 2011 Yale Institute for Music Theater and underwent development at ASCAP’s 2010 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Workshop.