THE SCREENING ROOM: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Allison Case and More Sing Music of Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik
08 Nov 2013
Joe's Pub presented The Music of Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik, Nov. 4 at 7 PM. Here are highlights from the evening.
McLean performs with her band Grace McLean and Them Apples and is currently composing music for a performance piece about 12th-century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen. She also performs in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad, developed and performed at Harvard’s Loeb Experimental Theatre. Sarnak has four full-length musicals in development, including Mixtape, PainLess and A Lasting Impression.
Sheik's performing credits include Hair, We Will Rock You and February House and is working on her new EP of songs, which will be released in the upcoming year.
"Bottle a Jack" (Zoe Sarnak) - Grace McLean, Kacie Sheik and Whitney Winfield:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.