Musical Artner Lauren Larken was just visiting the East Coast
from California. Meaning she got to have a two week long RESIDENCY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia with our other musical Artners Juliet Trail
and Ceci Vaughan
! This was the first time they have physically met Larken, so they finally got to enjoy some much needed in-person collaboration time. And considering the book/ musical takes place in Charlottesville, it was the perfect place to meet up.
*Photo by Chad Van Pelt
They composed and write a slew of new songs for the musical, which if you’re interested you can follow our journey here on Tumblr
. They wrote at Juliet’s house, played in Ceci’s studio, and even composed in the car! These are some hard working talented ladies all right…
At the end of the week we all met up online where they played the new songs for me. This was beyond amazing! How many authors get to hear their characters come to life through a song?! So very surreal. I was impressed and excited with what they put together. This musical is going to be seriously amazing…
There was so much creativity in the room it broke the chair!
Alas I couldn’t get down to Charlottesville since I’ve been busy with freelance work, but thankfully Larken also passed through New York! So I got to see her. We met up at the Empire Drive-In and she gave me a ride through Queens on the back of her tricked-out bike. Artner bike adventure!
That’s the latest news for now! This is Laura Lee, over and out.