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Dublin is rising

 

What does a freedom fighter look like? What if she looks like a prostitute with a silver tongue and a pistol in her garter?

Set in 1916 Dublin, during Ireland’s war of independence, Dublin Rising is a musical drama that tells the story of three patriotic Irish women — a prostitute, a middle-class wife, and a teenage mother — fighting for their country’s freedom while waging personal battles for liberation on the home front. 

 
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Cast

 

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Creative Team

Krishna Alexandra

(Book, Music & Lyrics, Director)

Krishna Alexandra is a writer, director and performer with a 20-year career in theatre and music. Her first original musical, Running Away to Broadway, was produced at Manoa Valley Theatre, Hawaii’s premiere professional theatre company, in 1990, when she was only 10 years old. Her other theatrical writing includes Look Ma, No Hands!, Ground Zero, and Itzayana: A Dream Circus. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of Opera dell'Est, an early opera company based in New York that has performed throughout the Northeast. 

Krishna Alexandra has a BFA in Illustration, with a concentration in Experimental Theatre, from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and a Master's in Theatre from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Krishna's work as a singer and songwriter has been featured on more than 50 albums over the last 25 years, and she has toured throughout the United States with the bands She Flies and The Dervishes.

LóRien patton

(Music & Lyrics)

Lórien Patton is a singer-songwriter with a 25-year career spanning two coasts. She has written songs for NBC, and has appeared as a musical guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Today Show with Katie Couric, Geraldo Rivera, and Sally Jesse Raphael. She has performed at hundreds of venues across the U.S., including CBGBs in New York City, Genghis Cohen and Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, and the Milk Bar in San Francisco. Lórien has released two solo albums, and one live album with the band She Flies. Dublin Rising is her first original musical.

Annabelle Lee Revak

(Music Director)

Annabelle Lee Revak is a composer, music director, and pianist working in NYC and Chicago. Her original works include Notes & Letters, Antithesis: All of the Songs We're Not Supposed to Sing, and The Voodoo Queen, which will be presented in workshop at the Chain Theatre in December. MD: The Last Five Years, The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe, High Fidelity, The King's Legacy, The Bone Harp, The Incredible 6,000-ft Ladder. Orchestrations: Proxy (Alexander Sage Oyen), Make Me Bad (Drew Gasparini), Wife Material (Jamie Shriner), TAKE ME (Jon Langford). Member of Maestra and the Dramatists Guild. www.annabelleleerevak.com.

Samwise Owen

(Story Contributor, Dramaturg, Art Director)

Sam Owen is a theatrical designer and illustrator with a lifelong interest in narrative form. Sam completed a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University and currently works as a freelance illustrator and designer in Brooklyn, New York. He was the art director for Itzayana: A Dream Circus, and is the writer and illustrator of the online graphic novel Ourobos, a comic about living with multiple personalities by someone who actually has them. Check it out at: https://ouroborosnovel.jimdo.com 

Hanna Edwards

(Producer)

Hanna Edwards is co-founder of Epic Fog Productions. Prior productions include Hamlet Unmasked, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Member of SAG-AFTRA. TV Credits: The Deuce, Onion Sports Dome. In her spare time Hanna also runs property management firm Solid State Properties, owners of small properties in New York City.


Michael Cramer

(Producer)

Michael A. Cramer, is a writer, a producer, an actor, and a filmmaker, who teaches communications at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Producing credits include Hamlet (Unmasked), Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Importance Of Being Earnest. He is one half of Epic Fog Productions. He also wrote the libretto for the forthcoming opera Cesare, Child of Night, (based on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari).

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Dublin Rising

by Krishna Alexandra & Lorien Patton
  • 4:34
    Featuring: Lana Reeves
  • 3:59
    Featuring: Gavin Vinta, Ashlee Grubbs Backing Vocals: Sam Owen, Joanne Grubbs, John Wennstrom, Krishna Alexandra
  • 6:15
    Featuring: Krishna Alexandra, Lorien Patton Backing Vocals: Sam Owen, Krishna Alexandra
  • 4:32
    Featuring: Krishna Alexandra, Lorien Patton

“Temptation”, Performed by Krishna Alexandra, Las Vegas Concert Performance, 2016

“Fly Me Home”, Performed by Dayna Alice Austin, A Little New Music ASCAP Showcase, Los Angeles, 2019