A. I hope to awaken in audiences a deeper sensitivity to seeing and accepting other people as who they are, despite (or maybe because of!) their differences.
Q. What drew you to this story?
A. I learned of the story when a friend asked me to write a few songs for a staged reading. I was so moved by the book that the first 6 songs just flew out of me. That inspired the idea to fully flesh out and stage the book.
A. I think it will be very exciting and special to have a show which speaks to children being performed by children of the same age as the characters— I hope it brings the story to an even deeper level!