Renascence (feat. Carmel Dean & Dick Scanlan)

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We are in the room with two of the coolest, most brilliant minds in theatre today: Carmel Dean (Spelling Bee! American Idiot! If/Then! Hands On a Hard Body!) and Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie! Everyday Rapture! Whorl Inside a Loop!) We are recording from upstairs in the Abrons Arts Center where Carmel has just opened her first show as composer – the exquisitely visceral “Renascence.” The show is impeccably directed by Dick Scanlan who also wrote the book, with lyrics taken from the poems of the famed and utterly respected party girl poet Edna St.Vincent Millay. This incredibly lush theatre piece has seamlessly taken Millay’s poems and crafted them into a gripping story set during the period in her early life when her most iconic poem, “Renascence,” made her a phenomenon. We talk about nurturing the artistic process, cultivating works of passion, favorite cut songs, BEA ARTHUR, vulnerability in sharing your gifts with the world, leaving a legacy, The Girl in 14G, and how things that don’t go well have the ability to change your life for the better. And so much more! It is a pleasure to share this conversation with you.


The Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center

Oct 5th – November 17th

Presented by Transport Group



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