Christiana Cole in “White Girl in Danger”
Christiana Cole plays troubled white girl Maegan in a Musical Theatre Factory/Playwrights Horizons workshop presentation of White Girl in Danger, with book, lyrics and music by 2017 Larson Award winner Michael R. Jackson. Shakina Nayfack (Hulu’s Difficult People) directs.
WHITE GIRL IN DANGER
At Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette St. 3rd Fl
Thu, Feb 23 @ 8PM in Rm 3D (3rd Fl)
Sat, Feb 25 @ 7PM in Rm 3A (3rd Fl)
Suggested donation of $15 (cash only) at the door.
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An in-process workshop showing.
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Directed by Shakina Nayfack
Music Direction by Adam Wiggins
Dramaturgy by Natasha Sinha
Liz Lark Brown
Kevin Michael Murphy
White Girl In Danger is a dark musical comedy about Keesha, an ordinary black girl who seeks to prove that she’s just as much of a protagonist as every Lifetime Original Movie heroine white girl in her town as issues such as drugs, alcohol, abusive boyfriends, eating disorders, and finally a serial killer starts picking the white girls off one by one. Inspired by classic 90s TV movies such as “She Cried No,” “She Fought Alone, and “Mother May I Sleep With Danger?”
MICHAEL R. JACKSON holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote book and lyrics for the musical Only Children with composer Rachel Peters, book, music, and lyrics for the musical A Strange Loop and lyrics and is co-writing book for a musical adaptation of the 2007 film Teeth with co-bookwriter and composer Anna Jacobs.