More information will be posted as we move forward with the further development of the script and tour plans.
From July 20th & 29th Readings
The first public readings of JUDY: Stonewalled! saw about 60 (July 20th) & 80 (July 29th) attendees. The audience was very attentive and really seemed to go along for the ride. Laughs were loud, silence was deafening - in that really great way... and the feedback sessions were VERY positive and very informative. The audience was ready to say what they felt and shared openly. We are EXTREMELY grateful to everyone that came out to be part of the further development of this unique story about an important time and the struggles of the community at this time in history. Come back often for updates on the journey of JUDY: Stonewalled!
Many thanks to Pride London Festival, The London Arts Council and the City of London for making these 2017 PRIDE public readings possible.
ABOUT JUDY: Stonewalled!
“On June 22, 1969 Judy Garland dies at age 47. In the early morning hours of June 28, a community fights back. These two worlds collide in this NEWLY Expanded fictional theatrical production with music.
The play takes place at a tribute show to Judy Garland in a little cabaret bar just down the street from the Stonewall Inn. The action happens as the infamous uprising begins... JUDY: Stonewalled! is a glimpse into what it meant to be gay before ‘Stonewall’ and those critical moments where decisions are made that can change, everything!”
The ARTS Project
- July 20th, 5 - 7
- July 29th, 7 - 9
Brad - Martha Zimmerman *
Emcee - Jeff Culbert *
Tiki - Adam Zess
Judy Garland - Natalie Howard-Grant
Christopher - Conlan Gassi
Steve - Connor Boa
Judy Garland understudy & Narrator - Elena Reyes
Director - Rick Kish *
Musical Arrangements and Musical Director - Éric Charbonneau
Stage Manager - Patrick King
EMCEE - Campy and dressed stylistically. He is the biggest Judy Garland fan.
TIKI - Young, irrepressible, dressed flamboyantly and provocatively in drag. She is the voice that isn’t so downtrodden and self-hating. Very kinetic and always moving and using her hands when talking. She should be self-aware in how she presents herself, with an element of self-mocking quality. There should appear to be more going on with her than what we see.
STEVE - Straight looking and acting. He is very much in the closet and it’s not directly revealed that he is homosexual, because he is not the kind of person who would admit that, perhaps not even to himself.
CHRISTOPHER - In his 30s. Thoughtful and intelligent and geeky. He is lonely not just because he’s an awkward gay man, but because he is so serious.
BRAD - A female actor playing a transgendered man. He is confident but puts on bit of a show of being happy, except for occasional revealing moments.
JUDY GARLAND - Impersonator, but giving the impression to the audience that she could be truly Judy on stage.
BONUS - FREE Admission - feel free to make a donation as we pass the hat.