Two best friends meet a month after the 2016 election, and clash over differences they can no longer ignore.  Originally presented as part of the This is Not Normal Festival at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn in June 2017, followed by a reading at Irvington Town Hall theatre on November 11th.







With poetry, music, language, and a lot of heart... this piece explores love in the age of text messaging, moments when words fail, and how to make love stay.  Directed by Avital Shira and starring Susannah Jones.

Incubated at Coho Lab in Portland, OR, during summer 2016.

Conceived by Danielle Frimer, Marialena DiFabbio, Susannah Jones and Avital Shira.  Written by Danielle Frimer with music by Marialena DiFabbio.






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Bisland & Bly is a musical-in-process about Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland's race against Phileas Fogg's fictional record -- and each other -- to travel around the world in under eighty days. 

With original music influenced by 19th century folk, popular music, opera and tin pan alley, as well as folk and Americana sounds of today, the piece will aim to explore a remote rivalry between two remarkable and remarkably different women endeavoring upon a world-famous news stunt in 1889, when women were confined to writing about and inhabiting the domestic sphere.

Bisland and Bly's first act was part of the Springworks Festival in Stratford in October 2017. In May 2018, a staged reading of the first full draft was made possible through the award of the Boston University spark grant. In Summer 2019, Bisland and Bly sold out all four of its staged readings at the New York Musical Festival.