Director/Choreographer Katharine Pettit Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
In Episode 403 of "Something New" -- a podcast that interviews theatre artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with director/choreographer Katharine Pettit.
Katharine Pettit served as Susan Stroman's SDC Observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Broadway. Recent Works include: PUMPED!(Dir.) TRU musical voices reading series, ANGEL IN MY HEART (Dir.) Fresh Fruit Festival 2014 Best New Musical & The York Developmental Reading Series, DAY OF WRATH (Dir.) NYMF 2015, YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS (Dir./Choreo.) Theater for the New City Dream Up 2015. Katharine is on the Tap Dance Faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and was featured in DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE November 2015. I COULD NEVER LOVE ANYONE..., conceived and choreographed by Ms. Pettit, is a new dance theater piece exploring the struggles of addiction. The next incarnation of this new work will be presented as part of Green Space's Take Root Initiative, February 19th and 20th at 7PM. For tickets, please click here.
For the live song portion of the episode, Ms. Pettit performed "Goodbye, Charlie" from Joel B. New's upcoming solo EP Cabot Cove, a collection of songs inspired by book titles referenced in the TV series Murder, She Wrote, starring Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury. This performance is also available on SoundCloud and YouTube.
This episode was recorded at the Music Hall, furnished by the Dramatists Guild Fund. Providing the Music Hall at DGF for writers to use at no charge is one of the many ways the Dramatists Guild Fund supports writers. Find out more about DGF by visiting their website at www.dgfund.org or on Twitter @DGFund.
"Something New" is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn.
Joel B. New is the recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant for his music and lyrics. His stage projects include TO HELL AND BACK, MACKENZIE & THE MISSING BOY, AWAKENING (book: Jenny Stafford, music: J. Oconer Navarro), STANDALONE, AGATHA IN THE ATTIC, and RSVP. Joel's work has been seen and developed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, New York Theatre Barn, Prospect Theater Company, Musical Theatre Factory, and the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. For more info, visit joelbnew.com.