Episode 9 – Aryanna Garber, Benjamin Velez & Kirsten Childs: Borderline & The Lucky Boy

In This Episode

This episode features discussions about Aryanna Garber & Benjamin Velez’s Borderline and Kirsten Childs’ The Lucky Boy. Aryanna and Benjamin were also joined by their director Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George). Kirsten was also joined by her director John Simpkins (The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), music director Jennifer Peacock and actor Jasmine Forsberg (Broadway Bounty Hunter, Love In Hate Nation). 

BORDERLINE (by Aryanna Garber & Benjamin Velez) – Borderline is a new musical dramedy about a girl living with Borderline Personality Disorder and struggling for normalcy amidst a revolving door of therapists, medications, and dysfunctional relationships. This new musical is a deeply personal story that explores the highs and lows, heartache and absurdity, of living on the borderline. 

THE LUCKY BOY (by Kirsten Childs) – The Lucky Boy is a satirical one-act musical which examines what happens when a country is held hostage by a tyrant’s rule. Cruel King Ambrose kills citizens who don’t proclaim him adorable. When it’s predicted that an illegal alien baby named Lucky will grow up to surpass him in adorability, Ambrose throws the child into a nuclear waste bin. Eighteen years later, Ambrose discovers Lucky‘s still alive and hella adorable.

Featuring performances from Malik Bilbrew, Aidan Cole, Micaela Diamond, Kate Fahey, Jasmine Forsberg and Bryonha Marie Parham

Connect with Benjamin Velez:

  • Instagram: @benjaminvelezmusic

Connect with Kirsten Childs:

  • Instagram: @kirchilds
  • Twitter: @KirChildsWriter 

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