L Morgan Lee, Yansa Fatima And Maybe Burke Lead The Industry Reading Of MAXA, The Maddest Woman In The World

By: Feb. 29, 2020
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L Morgan Lee, Yansa Fatima And Maybe Burke Lead The Industry Reading Of MAXA, The Maddest Woman In The World

MAXA, The Maddest Woman in the World will be having a NY industry reading Thursday, March 12th at 2pm EST in preparation for its world stage premiere at University of Minnesota Duluth in November, 2020, with book and lyrics by Mika Kauffman and music by Thomas Jacobsen.

MAXA, The Maddest Woman in the World is an epic horror musical capturing the life story of Paula Maxa, the famed French tragedienne who died thousands of deaths for the patrons who haunted the ghastly theater known as the Grand Guignol. In 1940's France, it becomes Paula's strange destiny to carry the very same horrors of the Grand Guignol into her private life. Only then does she confront the root of her trauma, recounting the very night that changed her existence forever. Paula's story tells of passion and blood-lust, of fame and retribution, of a survivor who uses her trauma as a means of healing, leaving an ever-lasting imprint on the horror genre as we know it today.

This is Mika and Thomas' second full-length musical after an Off-Broadway reading presentation of PARANORMATIVE in October of 2017 at the Kraine Theater. The MAXA industry reading is produced by Mika Kauffman & Theodore Teris (Soft Butter album) with co-producer Jay McMichael, directed by Daniella Caggiano (Fun Home in a Funeral Home), music directed by Andrew Drannon. Featuring L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Yansa Fatima (10 Days in a Madhouse), Maybe Burke (Emma and the Mad Monk, Nora from Queens), Dana Aber (10 Days, Baggage at the Door), Joe Chisholm (Afterglow, safeword.), Forest VanDyke (The Giant Hoax, PARANORMATIVE), Amy Weintraub (#adulting), Joshua Dominique, Siobhan Beckett, Jeffrey Eugene Johnson, Charlie Lavaroni, Jordan Ho, Miranda Neuhaus and Macy Jae Davis.

To request a seat, we ask all industry professionals to please RSVP to maxa.musical@gmail.com. For more information about MAXA, visit www.maxamusical.com.



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