Current Projects...

I've been keeping busy with creative endeavors at Cardinal Stage while our regular performances are suspended...

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The Women in the Woods

By Emily Goodson and Josie Gingrich

Cardinal Stage, Fall 2020

A 4-episode site-specific radio play, created as a safe theatrical experience with local roots in Bloomington. Set on Indiana University's beautiful campus and various landmarks in downtown Bloomington, this is supernatural story with a touch of local history. Check out the trailer for Episode 1 here


Ordinary Days

By Adam Gwon

Cardinal Stage, Winter 2021

A true artistic adventure, this will be a remote production of Adam Gwon's sweet and uplifting musical. All actors recorded audio and video from their homes and the final product was assembled by a cast and creative team spanning 5 time zones. Ordinary Days will be available on demand in February. Tickets and more information here

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Ada and the Engine

By Lauren Gunderson

Cardinal Stage - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

I have been wanting to direct this play since I first read it and can't wait to share it with our Cardinal audience. This is a fascinating piece about the brilliant woman considered to be the first computer programmer. 

This production has not yet been rescheduled. 


In development...

Factory Girls

Book, Music and Lyrics by Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney


I'm working with this fantastic team on developing this exciting rock musical about the first women's labor movement. 11th Hour Theatre Company produced a concert reading in Winter 2016 and was featured in Philly Magazine. The show was recently produced in Japan (in Japanese) and is looking for a home for its American Premiere. 

Sticks & Stones

by Emily Goodson

Emily's show features a cast of 4 women and a story that centers on power, friendship and responsibility. It's got a graphic novel flavor, with a healthy does of environmentalist allegory mixed in. It makes you laugh and then punches you in the gut. We workshopped this new musical at Indiana University in Summer 2019 and are currently exploring next steps.