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Unremarkable! A Melissa Li & Kit Yan Concert Special
March 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Musical Theatre Factory is thrilled to welcome you to Unremarkable! A Melissa Li & Kit Yan Concert Special! What does an emotional road trip, an 80s aerobics video and coconut lotion have to do with each other? Find out on March 7th as Melissa and Kit walk you through an evening of stories, hit songs from their musicals, and even a cooking class!
Performers for Unremarkable!, include Tony Award-winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton), Stephanie Hsu (Be More Chill), Kuhoo Verma (Octet), Julia Abueva (KPOP), Shannon Tyo, Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Sis, Futaba Shioda, Rose Van Dyne, Zeniba Now, and Khaila Wilcoxon (Hadestown).
Direction by Jesca Prudencio, Music Direction by Cynthia Meng, Sound Mixing by Jay Eigenmann, Video Editing by Andrew Young, Casting by Michael Cassara, CSA.
About the Artists
Kit Yan and Melissa Li are a Queer Asian-American musical theater writing team based in New York City. They are 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows, MacDowell Colony Fellows, Lincoln Center Writers-in-Residence, and 2019-2020 Musical Theater Factory MAKERS. Their works include Interstate, which won “Best Lyrics” at the 2018 New York Musical Festival, and MISS STEP, which was commissioned by The 5th Avenue Theater’s first draft program and won a 2019 Vivace Award from the Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation. Most recently, they completed a Keen Company Commission. Their work has been supported by The 5th Avenue Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Weston Playhouse, Goodspeed’s Musicals Johnny Mercer Colony, The Village Theater, Musical Theater Factory, Dixon Place, and many others.
Individually, Kit’s solo show Queer Heartache won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals, and their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, and Diversionary Theater. He is a current Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellow.
Melissa is a Jonathan Larson Award recipient and a former Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellow. Her first musical Surviving the Nian (The Theater Offensive) received the IRNE Award for “Best New Play” in 2007. Her work has been supported by the National Performance Network and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Though tickets to the show are free, please consider supporting our revolutionary artists by donating the “cost” of admission to MTF! A gift as small as $25 can directly impact our ability to provide the resources needed for our artists to create and innovate!