Development Workshops/Readings/Recordings: Brigid has had the pleasure to work with the most accomplished and talented Directors, Writers, Musical Directors and Composers in the industry to help them develop new characters, songs and musical theatre productions.
"Middle School: A Story of Survival" at the Bucks County Playhouse
Brigid was delighted to receive a call from (then) Producing Director of the Bucks County Playhouse - Jed Bernstein - asking if her to play the female lead "Molly" in the developmental workshop/staged reading of the new musical - "Middle School: A Story of Survival."
The musical was written by the talented writing team of Simon Rich (SNL, Pixar) and Michael Mitnick (The Giver, Vinyl, Fly By Night) and would be directed by the wonderful Director Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, 2 Broke Girls). Joining the creative team were Musical Director Zak Sandler and Matt Cowart. Brigid was very happy to get a chance to work with the hilarious Adam Reigler ( Adaams Family) as the male lead, with a supporting cast of several Broadway actors and singers including David Rossmer and Heather Ayers.
The cast and creative team worked very hard all week writing, rehearsing, re-writing, experimenting, fine-tuning and getting ready for the staged reading for an invited audience at the end of the week. The musical is a very funny, smart with a lot of heart and one fantastic song after another exposing the (sometimes) cruelty of Middle School (and life), and the importance of staying true to yourself.
"Once 'Round The Circle" Avator Studios, and Emerging Artists
Brigid and her sister Shannon were fortunate to have been cast to play sisters -- along with Cheryl Ann McCullagh -- in Shanan Estreicher's one-act musical in development, Once 'Round The Circle.
After a week of development and rehearsal, Estreicher led the trio in a recording session at the legendary Avatar studios in NYC, as well as a promotional video (above).
The musical was selected to be part of Emerging Artists Theatre's "New Works" series, and presented as a developmental production in March of 2016 at Tada Theatre in New York City.
The heartwarming story centers around the three Mackenzie sisters, stranded at home alone during a winter storm, while their father is away at work. As the story develops, the three sisters come to grips with the lingering emotions and difficulties they face dealing with each other, and the death of their mother years ago. Brigid played the middle sister, Charlotte.
Read more about the project in Broadway World.
Equity, Regional & Professional productions:
Brigid in Equity Production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!
In the summer of 2017, Brigid was happy to join the cast of Ah, Wilderness!, the featured summer production by the Equity East Lynne Theatre Company in Cape May, New Jersey.
Brigid played "Muriel McComber", the lead character's love interest in O'Neill's only comedy, offering a "gentle portrait of family values and teenage growing pains." The play takes place on the fourth of July in 1906 in a seaside Connecticut hamlet.
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Brigid as "Susan Waverly" in Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Walnut Street Theatre
Click here to read about Brigid as "Annie" in Annie at the Bellarine Theatre Company (AEA Guest Artist Contract),