“WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND/WELCOME TO OUR SLUMS/WELCOME TO THE PRISON/WHERE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE COME”
After young musician, Adam, suffers an accidental overdose, he is stripped of his destructive vices when he's sent to a psych ward. There, he and his fellow patients navigate experimental drug trials, facing their inner demons, and trying to find their voices despite the stigmas around mental illness. This original contemporary musical sheds light on the current state of mental health with humor, raw emotion, and innovative music, showing that even someone’s “weakness” can be their strength.
Book and Lyrics by Justin Giachetti
Music and Orchestrations by Louis A. Josephson
2019 at NJ Fringe Festival
JUILLIARD STUDIO RECORDING-
"ACCEPTING FACTS IS EASY. CHANGING BELIEF-THAT'S DIFFICULT."
In a world of religious radicalism, a young lawyer, Sofia, is pushed to her limits with her new case: defend nine historical women who have each had a special relationship with God. Through discovering the truth of these women’s stories, Sofia combats her own biases against religion and learns the true meaning of faith.
2016 at Luna Stage
(West Orange, NJ)
2017 Jersey Fringe Festival
2019 NY Summerfest
(Hudson Guild Theater)
“BEATRICE: ON THE CONTRARY, I THINK VERY HIGHLY OF WHO HE USED TO BE. I LIKE VERY LITTLE OF WHO HE BECAME.”
With each office slowly being equipped with a built in digital camera, Beatrice Messina, head of HR at Messina Inc (a leading media content company), is charged with the task of boosting the company's image by doing live-streamed counseling sessions for employees and their families. But as all the executives come to town for a giant overhaul, she is forced to deal with her adversary, Ben (Head of Marketing). As each episode passes, not only do we meet the colorful characters in the company (that bear striking resemblance to familiar Shakespearean characters from various plays), but her own personal drama is put before the viewing audience.
SEASON 1- CURRENTLY IN POST PRODUCTION
“I LOVE YOU, KITTY DEVEREAUX. SIMPLE AS BLACK AND WHITE.”
“Bayou” is a compelling story that takes place from 1962-1982 in New Orleans and follows the trials and tribulations of interracial relationships, and holding on to innocence in the face of adversity. We follow two sets of burgeoning friendships: Kitty and Benjy during the tumultuous 1960s, and Jo and Cal during the 1980s. Can the colorblindness of compassion and friendship withstand the storm, or will family secrets, star crossed love, and old racial prejudices tear these relationships apart?
2018 Open Arts PAC
“WHAT IF WE DON’T WANT TO PLAY BY YOUR RULES?”
“I’M SORRY, BUT I’M AFRAID WE DON’T HAVE MUCH OF A CHOICE.”
When seven people find themselves trapped in an endless hallway, they must find the thread in their pasts that connects them. They will soon discover that the hidden link is a fallen angel, who will stop at nothing to get back the love of his life. Through themes like human trafficking, eating disorders, school shootings, drug addiction, and more, this riveting new play questions whether sin is ingrained in the human experience, or if it is a product of one’s circumstances.
2015 at Open Arts PAC
2016 at The Flea Theater