NEW! FACING EAST receives its first fully staged production in Vancouver in April 2016!
Based on Carol Lynn Pearson’s stirring play, FACING EAST is a new, intimate musical concerning an upstanding Mormon couple, faced with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son’s partner they must face a reality long ignored, and reconcile feelings with beliefs.
Featuring music by David Rigano, and book/lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia, the piece has workshopped twice in Chicago (with assistance from The New Colony), and Dallas under the guidance of developing producers Nathan Gardner, Sean Bryan, and Deborah Barrigan, and appeared in a developmental concert for charity in London’s West End in partnership with producers Stephen McGill and Joel Marvin.