New Musical! Grace and the Ghost by Anna DeNoia and Joshua Villa
April 20, 2023
Join us for the NYC premiere of this supernatural new musical from Anna DeNoia and Joshua Villa, the ambitious young writing team best known on Tiktok for their viral song cycle Open, Stay. Follow Grace, a reclusive young musician who spends her days alone in her room, singing songs for the friend she’s imagined in the shadow on her wall. When a city-wide blackout leaves her without light, however, she discovers her “imaginary friend” has been listening. In the darkness, Shadow is able to move around uninhibited, physicalized by Grace’s touch. The two discover how they are connected, explore the consequences of making physical contact, and wrestle with who should hold ownership over the body that exists between them— a lazy living person who wishes they could disappear, or a spirit who wishes for a second chance.
Conceived in collaboration with librettist Gwyneth Strope during the 2020 COVID lockdowns, Grace and the Ghost was created by and for young women and queer folks who are struggling with isolation, dysphoria, their relationship with their physical bodies, and finding the will to move forward.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.