An industry reading of Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson’s Diary of a Domestic Goddess will be held in Manhattan September 16.
Alan Muraoka will direct.
The company will feature Rebecca Baxter, Wade McCollum, Robert Sella, Jeanne Lehman and EJ Zimmerman.
Diary of a Domestic Goddess, according to press notes, is the “story of how Maggie Jones, a quintessential 1950’s Iowa housewife, learns to unleash her voice and harness her true untapped potential after discovering a series of record albums in which she must co-star in scenes pre-recorded with celebrities of the day.”
As an actor, Duda was part of the development of The Book of Mormon and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. As a writer/producer, projects in development include Diary of a Domestic Goddess (co-writer: Christine Toy Johnson), One Love (The New Harold Arlen Musical, co-producer Christopher Allen), Higgins in Harlem (co-writer: Melvin Tunstall) and Here’s To You (co-writer Joe Landry).
Johnson is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. Her plays and musicals have been developed at such places as the Roundabout Theatre Company, The Barrow Group, The Weston Playhouse, Village Theatre, Crossroads Theatre and are included in the Library of Congress Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection. Current projects include Truth Against The World: The Trials of Frank Lloyd Wright (written for actor Alan Campbell, upcoming residency at the O’Neill Theater Center), Food Like Love (screenplay and lyrics with composer Bobby Cronin, currently in production), Barcelona (book and lyrics with composer/lyricist Jason Ma), The Secret Wisdom of Trees and Guilty Until Proven Innocent.