2020-02-05: Winter Update
  • After almost two years working on, and re-working the piece, we're in the middle of a creative break. After four public readings (one being an updated version last July), and after hiring professional plawright Matthew B. Zrebski to consult with us, we've come to the conclusion that more work needs to be done. Lots of good changes coming!

  • With that said, we've also decided not to chase any deadlines (for now) and write organically—without the pressure of trying to get things done so fast as to enter "this" or "that" festival, etc.

  • We'll keep you updated every few months. Please follow us on social media or sign up to receive email updates!

2019-08-27: Summer Update
  • After a private reading of Acts 1 & 2 in July, Gayle and Chris are busy taking on more rewrites! Updates to come!

2019-05-30: Pre-Summer Update
  • We are excited to have Paul Angelo on board as director and collaborator!

  • Gayle has been hard at work incorporating changes to act one and writing act two!

  • We will have a private reading in early July to gather feedback on the progress.

  • We have our dates for Fertile Ground 2020:

    • Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 7:30 PM​

    • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 7:30 PM

    • Lakewood Center for the Arts

2019-02-13: Post Reading


  • We just completed three "readings/singings" of act one for Fertile Ground.

  • Based on 180 anonymous surveys, we will spend the first half of this year revising act one and creating act two.

  • We will have an invite-only "reading" of both acts sometime in June/July. This will mainly be to tighten the story and plot.

  • We'll then spend the last half of the year tightening up everything for Fertile Ground 2020.

  • Our goal for all of this would be to land interest from a local (or Pacific NW or beyond) theatre to produce the world premiere in early 2021. That would give us another year to tighten it even more.

2019-01-27: Opening performance of the reading of act one.
2018-11-15: TICKETS LIVE!

Go to the TICKET PAGE for more info!


It is our pleasure to announce the dates, times, and location for our first series of public readings in conjunction with the 10th annual Fertile Ground Festival:


Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 7:30-9:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM


All readings will be held at Re:Sound, Portland, Oregon (map)


Tickets will only be $5 and will need to be reserved online (TBD).

2018-05-17: TIMELINE

Here is a very rough timeline of events:

Summer 2018: Auditions and confirm major roles for the reading


Early fall 2018: Present 1-2 small private readings


Late 2018:  Group rehearsals


Early 2019: Public readings (with a few completed songs)


1st half 2019: Revisions, additions, edits


Late 2019/Early 2020: Staged reading or workshop


Late 2020/Early 2021: Full production

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