On MONDAY, JUNE 17 Pearl will premiere a brand-new song at The Tank!
Necromancers of the Public Domain is a group of songwriters and other creators led by the fearless Ayun Halliday. Each month, we pluck a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as a one-night-only NYC variety show.
June’s book is “The Greatest of These”, a memoir by legendary actress Laurette Taylor of her time doing a variety show tour to raise money for the Red Cross. Laurette Taylor is remembered for originating the roles of Peg in Peg O’ My Heart and Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie.
On May 23, Pearl joined a reading of Microcosmos, a new musical by Rebecca Hart & David Kornfeld.
A lyrical rock odyssey into the workings of the human brain by composer David Kornfeld and lyricist / bookwriter Rebecca Hart. Based partly on our own neuro-atypical lives (epilepsy and Tourette's), we will be asking questions about creativity, sanity, and what we consider "normal."
On Saturday, March 23, MTF presented the inaugural edition of ’Overnight Sensations’, an evening of mini-musicals collaboratively devised by the talented artists of the Musical Theater Factory community. Four teams of directors, choreographers, writers, and actors were randomly paired and tasked with creating a short original work overnight. After only one day in a rehearsal studio, these creations were shared with an audience in an informal presentation at Playwright’s Downtown.
Pearl played the dual roles of Mary Woodhull and Robert Townsend (as well as guitar and fiddle) in this workshop presentation of the up-and-coming punk-rock musical about the mysterious female member of the Culper Spy Ring.
Written by Preston Max Allen and Jessica Kahkoska
General management by Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals
MTF Creative Producing Fellow – Maggie Snyder
Got a question about the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
September - October 2018: Pearl originated the roles of Dietrich, Quincy, and The Beast, and played viola/keys/bass (and served as bandleader!) in the critically-acclaimed SUCH THINGS AS VAMPIRES at People’s Light Theatre in Malvern, PA. Check out the trailer below, and read the rave reviews in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Talkin’ Broadway Blog!
April 2018: Pearl joined genius husband-and-wife band The Bengsons (NYTW's astonishing "100 Days") for the critically-acclaimed new rock musical "The Lucky Ones" produced by Ars Nova at the Off-Broadway theatre The Connelly! The show opened March 31 and was extended before closing April 28. Pearl sang backup and played violin, viola, synthesizer, accordion, electric bass, banjo & lap dulcimer in the band!