May 18th at 8pm
UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL
A musical with book, music and lyrics by Emily Gardner Xu Hall. For more about the show, click here. Performance of 15min excerpt at Musical Theatre Factory 4x15
Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette St New York NY 10003
Later in 2018: a reading of Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical directed by Ed Iskandar at Boomerang Theatre Company.
June 1st at 7pm
I am this for you READING
A play/rock concert with book, music and lyrics by Emily Gardner Xu Hall. To read about the show, click here.
Reading at Rising Circle PlayRISE Festival
Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St New York NY 10012
June 15th at 7pm
I AM THIS FOR YOU AT ARS NOVA ANTFEST
A new play/rock concert/animation
Written & Performed by EMILY GARDNER XU HALL
Friday, June 15 @ 7PM
Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St New York NY 10019
Inspired by the Japanese phenomenon of maid cafés, you become the customer as Etsuko and her fellow maids perform their superfun electronica pop just for you — about sex and youthfulness, consent and the performance of female sexuality. You be the male gaze, and we will be your beautiful dream. Welcome home!
Click here to buy now: http://arsnovanyc.com/antfest/6.15
$15 in advance l $20 at the door
Ars Nova is one of the leading theatres in New York supporting new work. They have supported and produced works such as Dave Malloy's THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 which went to Broadway starring Josh Groban, Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, which is on world tour, and UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME, currently on US tour.
Ars Nova ANT Fest is four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time.
- Workshopped a play with music by Suzan Lori-Parks.
- Wrote a musical at CATWALK Art Residency.
- Sung and acted in a reading of a Byzantine choral opera.
- January 2018: Composed and performed original music in BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT AIN'T ALWAYS PRETTY by Kareem M. Lucas. Part of the Under The Radar Festival at the Public Theater.
- Performed the principal role of Vanda in a Ken Davenport-produced musical reading of RADIO 930.
musical / Summer 2017 at the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia
Emily played the Queen, sang, and played piano, guitar, viola and accordion in this world premiere new musical at the Arden Theatre Company. THE LIGHT PRINCESS is adapted from the story by George MacDonald by Tony Lawton (book & lyrics) with music by Alex Bechtel.
EMILY GARDNER XU HALL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘A precision-tooled performance by Emily Gardner Hall… Ms. Hall gives natural life to Kali’s extreme, lacerating ambivalence. This young performer is remarkably smooth in conveying spikiness…'