Monumental Theatre Company will workshop Dress Up Day beginning March 2, 2019, as part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and Monumental’s New Work Series. Dress Up Day follows a spunky first-grader who discovers that all her friends have the same plans for their school's “dress up” day. The young protagonist embarks on a quest to find out who she truly is as she and her classmates explore their individuality to find the perfect costume.
D.C.-based actor, writer and teaching artist Jenna Murphy (Book, Lyrics, and Music) teams up with composer and sound designer Roc Lee (Music) to bring this family-friendly production to local audiences. Dress Up Day will have two additional performances at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 16 and 23, 2019.
“Monumental is very excited to bring this fun and funny musical to life for the first time,” said Monumental Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Director Jimmy Mavrikes, “Jenna Murphy and Roc Lee’s imaginative story about acceptance and identity is relevant for kids and parents alike.”
Dress Up Day is intended for all ages and will include a talkback with creators Jenna Murphy and Roc Lee after each performance. During the talkback, audience members will be able to ask about their favorite characters, the process of writing a musical and what happens next with the main character.