Musicals

This story is inspired by the true life of Catherine Monvoisin, aka La Voisin, a fortune teller, commissioned poison maker, abortionist and cult leader who lived during the 1600s in France. When the laws always function against the wellbeing of women, when abortions and divorce are illegal, and women are accused of being a witch at the slightest display of independence, what’s a gal to do? This is the story of how one woman, with a brave soul and questionable methods, took matters into her own hands.

Music By Brandy Hoang Collier & Deniz Demirkurt

Book & Lyrics by Gabriella Balsam

Email lavoisinafeministafmusical@gmail.com 

Stream the show on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/la-voisin

The Lily House 

One-act (20 min). Loose horror-comedy adaptation of the Korean folktale Janghwa Hongryeon Jeon, set in modern Manhattan.

Music by Simon Lee

Book & Lyrics by Gabriella Balsam

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The Untitled Rebirth Project

A theatrical song cycle about rebirth (obvi), reincarnation, and re-emergence. The past becomes the present becomes the future - and maybe, you too were a river in a past life. 

Music by Brandy Hoang Collier

Lyrics by Gabriella Balsam

Dancing Around: Mental Health in Words, Music, & Movement

MUSIC 

A vignette-style, song cycle-ish, mostly sung and danced through musical dealing with various facets of mental health through the story of five strangers at a bus station.

Music by Brandy Hoang Collier & Deniz Demirkurt

Words by Gabriella Balsam

Piano Restoration