THEATRE

some of my plays and musicals 

LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON

a musical comedy about dyke drama

Book and Lyrics by Kimberlea Kressal

Music and Additional Lyrics by Will Larche

Directed by Kimberlea Kressal

 

Set in the late 90s on the Lower East Side of New York City, Lesbian Love Octagon follows the journey of Sue, a less than butch dyke with a broken heart, as she tries to cope with losing her girlfriend to her ex-girlfriend. When Sue’s friends (a bevy of ex-girlfriends and ex-girlfriends' ex-girlfriends) come rushing to her aid, they incite a tempest of lust and betrayal as they try to convince Sue that the answer to happiness exists in polyamory, pomade, and online personals. A riotous look at a righteous time in lesbian history, Lesbian Love Octagon is a musical for anyone who has ever loved wimmin's bookstores, tofu or cats. 

 

 

THE LADIES AID SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO A POVERTY PARTY TO BENFIT THE FOUNDATION FOR ETHICAL ART AND CULTURE

Written by Randi Berry, Dechelle Damien,

Kimberlea Kressal, Karly Maurer and Benjamin Spradley 

Directed by Kimberlea Kressal

Produced by Wreckio Ensemble

 

A show created specifically for gallery spaces questions the process of making and selling art. The show blurs the line between artist and audience member, inspiring a dialogue about who art is for and at what cost it can exist. 

 

Ladies Aid Society was created through the Theater Residency @ Chashama NYC and traveled to Thisisnotashop in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Excerpt from Ladies Aid Society

 

BAILOUT THE MUSICAL

Written by Randi Berry, Dechelle Damien,

Kimberlea Kressal, Karly Maurer and Benjamin Spradley 

Music and Lyrics by Will Larche

Directed by Kimberlea Kressal

Produced by Wreckio Ensemble

 

The federal government is bailing out American Theatre. But, if you want a slice of Uncle Sam's pie you have to "Sellout Louise"! Can a group of indie artists make a musical and receive the funding? Bailout The Musical is an absurd comedy about how far people are willing to go in order to cash in on the opportunity of a lifetime.

 

Bailout was created through a Residency with Horse Trade Theater Group.

 

Excerpt from Bailout The Musical

© 2018 by Kimberlea Kressal.