SHOW DATES: June 25- July 3 2020
VENUE: Vashon Center for the Arts
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Tienken
PRODUCER: Gaye Detzer
Winghaven Park is a new, full-length musical play written
Lisa Peretti (book, music, lyrics).
The story is about the consequences of war and forgotten love in a small island community.
Fear and racial prejudice can lead a community, and even a nation, into isolation, even violence, unless courageous people are prepared to speak the truth and demonstrate resilience through love and hope.
The songs draw on the diverse musical palette of the 1940s - swing, blues, ballads, musical comedy, aiming toward memorable tunes, with a balance of songs and spoken dialogue.
Winghaven Park aims to be a play for serious playgoers and a musical for musical theatre aficionados!
Producing a new work involves risk, but Drama Dock views risk as essential to life and opportunity...in particular, artistic growth for the theatre, for artist-writers and for a discerning community inspired by new work.
Set in 1944, Winghaven Park is an ode to Vashon's beautiful, sometimes painful, history but the collaboration behind the story's production seeks to build new relationships beyond Vashon's shores - for audiences and artists alike.
Workshop Reading 2019
Book (Script) Writer, Composer & Lyricist
Raised on Vashon Island, Lisa Peretti is a member of British Actor’s Equity, BMI, and the Dramatists Guild of America. Formerly a teacher (BEd.), she also holds a Post-graduate degree in Acting and Musical Theatre from Mountview Theatre Academy (London) and an M.A. in Text and Performance Studies from the University of London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; thesis study in playwriting with the late playwright, Stephen Jeffreys.
As an actress and singer in the UK, Lisa has performed in Phantom of the Opera, Scrooge - The Musical and in Seattle, Susan and God, Brooklyn Boy, It’s A Wonderful Life and G.B. Shaw’s Candida. As a songwriter, her music has featured on BBC Radio, Premier Radio, with concert appearances in London, Seattle, and various European cities.
Musical Director, Orchestrator/Arranger
David is a multiple Emmy-nominated composer. His work in television has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate on projects with such varied talents as Graham Kerr, Nick Stellino, Ben Vereen, Bobby Short and The Nicholas Brothers, to name a few. David has worked in music and theatre for over 40 years. As an arranger/orchestrator for theatre, he has contributed to the creation of over 30 new book musicals and over 100 musical revues/concerts.
Charlotte Tiencken Director
Charlotte is an arts administrator, director, producer and educator who has been working in the performing and presenting arts for 30 years. Before returning to her home town of Charleston to teach in the Arts Management program at the College of Charleston, she was Managing Director at Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle, WA for seven years. Tiencken has worked for many organizations throughout the US, including Tacoma Actors Guild in Washington, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, where she was General Manager for four seasons, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others.