SHOW DATES: June 25- July 3 2020
VENUE: Vashon Center for the Arts
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Tienken
PRODUCER: Gaye Detzer
(see "Audition" Page for details)j
Saturday, November 2 + Saturday, November 9
Sunday, November 10.
(see Auditons + Casting Page for SignUp)
Winghaven Park is a new, full-length musical play written by Lisa Peretti (book, music, lyrics) and film composer Jason Staczek (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!
Be a part of this creative dream as music and story are brought to life in the tradition of the golden age of musicals.
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.
Composer & Lyricist
Jason Staczek is a composer, producer and Hammond organ player. His scores for the films of director Guy Maddin have been called “swirling and adventurous” and described as “George Crumb meets Ennio Morricone”. Jason has worked with Guy on five films and Roger Ebert called their 2007 collaboration My Winnipeg one of the "ten best films of the decade". Jason's recent work with director SJ Chiro, Lane 1974, won the New American Cinema Competition at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.
Jason is a 2012 Sundance Composer Fellow and has conducted film orchestras on three continents. He works from his studio, the Pumpkin Palace, on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound. There he experiments with the alchemy of music and picture, producing scores written for instruments from chainsaw to hammer dulcimer, to tympani, accordion and tuba.