This week SPACE hosts Sharon Kenny and Laura Savia as they work on their new musical, FLASH.
Sharon Kenny is a singer/songwriter, composer/lyricist and many more things/other things. Named “A bribrant musical force” by AwakenMusic, her debut album, Pianocentric, was released in August of 2009. My name is Sharon and Adjectives & Nouns (EP) were released to a sold out show at Joe’s Pub in 2011. Her solo projects can be heard on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify.
She has participated in ANTFest (Ars Nova), The Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project (American Music Theatre Project), Prospect Theatre Company’s Musical Theatre Lab, and received a MAC nomination for her piece “Leaky Ceiling” (Best Comedic Song). Kenny was most recently the Musical Director of Off-Broadway’s “Tony N Tina’s Wedding” and has appeared in concerts at the Kennedy Center, the Gramercy Theater, and Feinstein’s. She is also a member of The PreFab 4, a Beatles Tribute Band. She is currently working on a new musical, A Beautiful Something (Williamstown Theatre Festival) with Janine Nabers. Her song, “Different Bodies” was recently featured on Lifetime’s hit show, Dance Moms. She lives in New York.
Laura Savia’s directing credits include The Color of Justice (TheatreworksUSA), The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Wii Plays, and I am Frightened of My Body (Ars Nova), Pinter’s The Lover (Drama League), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (NYU/Strasberg) Ski Dubai (At Play), and the 24 Hour Plays, as well as readings and workshops for The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, 2econd Stage, Naked Angels, and Ma-Yi Theater Company, among others. Assistant directing includes productions with Michael Mayer, Diane Paulus, Neil Pepe and Daniel Sullivan, most recently the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. Laura is the Director of the Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She spent five seasons on Atlantic Theater Company’s staff, including two as Literary Associate. Co-conceiver and director of The Living Newspaper, which has performed at Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and Club Oberon. 2009 Drama League Directing Fellow. Alumna of Northwestern University.