Industry Reading of New Michael Mott Musical THE FAIRY'S TALE to be Presented by The Latinè Musical Theatre Lab

The reading cast includes Alina Alcantara as Aryana Diaz, Antonio Cipriano as Gianluca Lejuene, Keara Byron as Woman-In-Black/ Valerie.

By: Oct. 07, 2022


Industry Reading of New Michael Mott Musical THE FAIRY'S TALE to be Presented by The Latinè Musical Theatre Lab

The Latinè Musical Theatre Lab will present a private industry reading of the new original musical, "The Fairy's Tale." The piece is inspired by the true story "A Love Not Meant For Me" by Aryana Rose and features music and lyrics by Michael Mott ("In The Light, A Faustian Tale") and book by Gretchen Suárez-Peña ("Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy"). Aryana Rose's story went viral on YouTube after she shared her experience at The Moth Theatre.

The reading cast includes Alina Alcantara as Aryana Diaz, Antonio Cipriano as Gianluca Lejuene, Keara Byron as Woman-In-Black/ Valerie. Stage directions will be read by Sarah Hamaty with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross.

Mott saw Aryana's viral video in 2017 and was inspired. With Aryana's consent and blessing, he began working on the piece and later brought on book writer, Suárez-Peña.

"I had recently gone through a breakup and viewed Aryana's video as it was going viral on social media" says Mott. "The beautiful, yet gut wrenching way in which she described her torrid love affair stirred similar feelings within me. What surprised me the most how she found a way to step outside of herself and do what was right for herself and her relationship. It's a very universal and relatable story and I'm so honored Aryana has trusted Gretchen and I to tell it."

"What better way to tell a universal story about the universal emotion of love than with another universal tool; music" says Suárez-Peña. "The Fairy's Tale is a timeless tale, taking place in a 21st-century world. A deep love between a Puerto Rican woman in her forties and an Italian man in his twenties where their age, race, and ethnicity are part of who they are but are not the central points of the story. The love story is what is central in this piece."

"The Fairy's Tale" tells the story of a Puerto Rican woman working in France and her passionate love affair with an Italian man, many years her junior. The musical celebrates the complexities of love and relationships, and acknowledges the time to move forward through the selfless act of letting go.

Michael Mott is an internationally critically acclaimed award winning composer/ lyricist, songwriter and vocal producer living and working in NYC. He has been named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" and has won the Broadway World 2020 Cabaret Award for 'Best Original Song' for his piece "Jingle My Bells" written for The Boy Band Project. MichaelMott.net

Gretchen Suárez-Peña is a female, Puerto Rican playwright based in Central Florida. She is an MFA in Dramatic Writing student at Carnegie Mellon (class of 2024). A portion of her work is available to be read on the New Play Exchange and she is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. Gretchensuarezpena.com

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab is an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country. Learn more at www.latinemtlab.org





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