Playing the VILLIAN opposite Nellie Bly!
SO EXCITED to play the bad guy! And boy, is this character bad....think a nasty Nurse Ratchet, and then triple it. With SONGS. I'm in heaven! Stay tuned for news about the Off-Bway run, scheduled for next year!
from the BWW article: "10 Days in a Madhouse" will be having an industry staged reading Monday, February 10th in preparation for its Off-Broadway premiere in January 2021.
"10 Days in a Madhouse" is a new musical recounting the real life events surrounding Nellie Bly, an investigative reporter in the 1890's who went undercover in an insane asylum. She starts on a mission to prove her capabilities as a journalist and finds passion in being a "voice for the voiceless," risking her life to reveal the injustices the women of the asylum faced. The stories of these women have historically fallen on deaf ears and today, we are demanding their stories be heard. Nellie Bly is a testament of a woman's determination to spark a movement, casting an eye on how women and those who suffer from mental health issues and stigmas still face many of the same struggles as those over a hundred years ago.
Written by MandaLeigh Blunt, directed by Mika Kauffman, music directed by Andrew Drannon and stage managed by Gregory F. Jackson. Starring as Nellie Bly is Yansa Fatima, with a supporting cast including Dana Aber, Gregory C. Driscoll, Brandon Grimes, Erin Smith, Taylor Wright, Teresa Hui, Zoe Kanter, Shannon Ryan, Christian Apple, Macy Jae Davis, Jordan Sisson, and Murph Murphy.