HEARTLAND: A BLUEGRASS OPERA
A sheltered Amish teenager breaks free from a black-and-white life where he doesn't fit in, and heads to the city to find his voice and speak his truth, then struggles to go on after seeing new friends die in a school shooting. He finds his way by being seen and appreciated for who he is and by standing up for others who need support.
HEARTLAND (Bundled Together) Hollywood Fringe Festival
Bundled Together (now HEARTLAND) is the story of an Amish teen who witnesses a school shooting, struggles with PTSD and survivor's guilt, and eventually finds healing and redemption through love and in helping others to heal.
THE TURKEY CAKE SONG (Kinda NSFW)
Stacey Weingarten and Kat Zimmerman created the Turkey Cake Song and video in the 48 hours leading up Covid Thanksgiving 2020. Stacey wrote, directed, and produced this truly one-of-a-kind video starring the terrifically talented Lisa Helmi Johanson (Avenue Q). Kat was honored to write the music and facilitate some turkey cake baking!
SAINT JOAN is inspired by George Bernard Shaw's play Saint Joan. Set in 1429 and present day, SAINT JOAN addresses today's equal rights issues for women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Joan receives divine inspiration from the Voices she hears (St. Catherine, St. Margaret, and Archangel Michael) that come to her in nature and in the ringing of church bells. By listening to her voices and speaking her truth, Joan joyously transforms from a simple country girl into her true calling as a leader.