Tasha Gordon-Solmon Residency
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Tasha Gordon-Solomon and Faye Chiao will be using their time at Bethany to work on a chamber musical called Fountain of You. It’s an irreverent and fantastical satire of the societal values of youth and beauty and gendered roles inherent in them. This evening will include a work-in-progress presentation of selections from the musical followed by an informal talk back / discussion with members of the community about the gender dynamics and power differentials in society that their musical explores.
Tasha Gordon-Solmon (book and lyrics) Tasha’s plays include I Now Pronounce (2017 Humana Festival), Same Time, Same Place (Actors Theater of Louisville 2018), Whip It Up With Wendy (2018 AFO Solo Collective Residency), Piece Of (developed with at Northern Stage and Clubbed Thumb), and Pal (developed at Sun Valley Center for the Arts and New Georges). Other credits include Ars Nova, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival, Dixon Place, INTAR, The Tank, and The Flea. She is the recipient of a Dramatist Guild Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Grant and two VCCA Residencies. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a member the BMI Advanced Workshop, a member of Directors Lab West, and an alumna of the Ars Nova Playgroup and Clubbed Thumb Emerging Writers Group. She has been published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatist Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail. Tasha received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU and is a proud 52nd Project Volunteer.