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Urinetown: The Musical

Come From Away
Book, Music, & Lyrics By Irene Sankoff and David Hein
La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Concert in Gander, and Broadway
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Associate Director Jessica Bird

 

Urinetown: The Musical
Book by Greg Kotis
Music by Mark Hollman
Lyrics by Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATRE
YOUNG CONSERVATORY & MFA STUDENTS
Choreography by Marcelo Pereira / Music Direction by Katie Coleman /
Scenic Design by Sean Key-Ketter / Costume Design by Jackie Pedota /
Lighting Design by Haley Miller / Sound Design by Michael Creason & Keir Moorhead


Praise

 
 

Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast) & Poor Ensemble

Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast) & Poor Ensemble


Karima Karkori (Hope Green Cast), Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast)

Karima Karkori (Hope Green Cast), Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast)

Ayra Demirovich (Hope Blue Cast), Lucas Babcock (Bobby Blue Cast)

Ayra Demirovich (Hope Blue Cast), Lucas Babcock (Bobby Blue Cast)

 

Jess is the one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with. Her grounded leadership, community values, and genuine care for everyone she works with is so authentic and inspiring. I’ve felt myself grow not only as an actor but a person as well. Jess’s vision of inclusivity, way of storytelling, and eye for detail truly are a testament to her talent and working with her has been life changing.
— Karima Karkori, Young Conservatory Actor (Hope Green Cast)
 
 

 
Poor Ensemble

Poor Ensemble

 

 
 
The thing that makes Jessica special to work with is that it’s not just about making theatre, it’s about making a difference. Sure, the artistic element of her work is fantastic, but it’s what you’re left with when you leave the show that makes her work truly special.
— Marcelo Pereira, Choreographer
 
 

 
Göran Norquist and Company

Göran Norquist and Company

Göran Norquist and Company

Göran Norquist and Company

 

 
 
Jessica is the type of director I want to work with and hope to be someday. She is clear, conscise, driven, focused, and honest. She sees the whole picture but still never misses the most intimate detail. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her on this project, and I can only hope we get to again someday.
— Göran Norquist, MFA Candidate (Cladwell)

 
Company (Blue Cast)

Company (Blue Cast)

Ayra Demirovich (Hope Blue Cast), Marlo Perez, Lucas Babcock (Bobby Blue Cast), Charlie O'Rourke, Penny Devlin (Pennywise Blue Cast)

Ayra Demirovich (Hope Blue Cast), Marlo Perez, Lucas Babcock (Bobby Blue Cast), Charlie O'Rourke, Penny Devlin (Pennywise Blue Cast)

Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast)

Afua Busia (Bobby Green Cast)

Jordan Paff (Little Sally Green Cast) and Poor Ensemble

Jordan Paff (Little Sally Green Cast) and Poor Ensemble

 

Photo Credit Jay Yamada