On Sunday, March 7th at 8:00 p.m. EST, Musical Theatre Factory presents a one-night-only event starring musical theatre writing team, Melissa Li and Kit Yan. Click here to RSVP.
With a little help from their friends, Melissa and Kit give you a glimpse into who they are as collaborators, family and sometimes enemies in a 90 minute variety show. “We’re really excited to be reuniting with brilliant director Jesca Prudencio to bring you this completely forgettable, entirely “unremarkable” evening of music featuring an amazing cast much more talented than us. Produced by our friends at MTF, this concert special is not to be missed if you’re a fan!” says Melissa and Kit.
What does an emotional road trip, an 80’s aerobics video and coconut lotion have to do with each other? Find out in Unremarkable! as Melissa and Kit walk you through an evening of tour stories, hit songs from their musicals, and even a cooking class!
Performers for Unremarkable!, include Tony Award-winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton), Stephanie Hsu (Be More Chill), Kuhoo Verma (Octet), Julia Abueva (Mean Girls), Shannon Tyo, Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Sis, Futaba Shioda, Rose Van Dyne, Zeniba Now, and Khaila Wilcoxon (Hadestown).
Direction by Jesca Prudencio, Music Direction by Cynthia Meng, Sound Mixing by Jay Eigenmann, Video Editing by Andrew Young.
About the Artists
Kit Yan and Melissa Li are a Queer Asian-American musical theater writing team based in New York City. They are 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows, MacDowell Colony Fellows, Lincoln Center Writers-in-Residence, and 2019-2020 Musical Theater Factory MAKERS. Their works include Interstate, which won “Best Lyrics” at the 2018 New York Musical Festival, and MISS STEP, which was commissioned by The 5th Avenue Theater’s first draft program and won a 2019 Vivace Award from the Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation. Most recently, they completed a Keen Company Commission. Their work has been supported by The 5th Avenue Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Weston Playhouse, Goodspeed’s Musicals Johnny Mercer Colony, The Village Theater, Musical Theater Factory, Dixon Place, and many others.
Individually, Kit’s solo show Queer Heartache won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals, and their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, and Diversionary Theater. He is a current Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellow.
Melissa is a Jonathan Larson Award recipient and a former Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellow. Her first musical Surviving the Nian (The Theater Offensive) received the IRNE Award for “Best New Play” in 2007. Her work has been supported by the National Performance Network and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
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