November 9th – double blessing!


The unofficial photo of me practically exploding with joy about the award.

Sunday November 9th, at 1 PM I sat down with Lisa Dozier King at the Theatre Row Diner, and we went through the budget for “Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty” for NYMF 2015. I filled her in on our progress to date, our creative team, the concept for the show. In an hour and a half she gave me an incredible education on the business of producing a musical. And this is just the beginning. She’s got a ton of experience with NYMF and Off Broadway productions. It is a blessing to work with such a talented line producer/general manager!


The page in the NYMF 2104 Awards gala program!

Then at 6 PM my husband and I went to the NYMF Gala, and I accepted the 2014 Developmental Reading Series Award that comes with an automatic Next Link Production, and a grant for $5,000 towards the show! It was my own fairytale evening: my husband dressed up and wore a suit, and looked amazing; the food was incredible; the entertainment included a song from one of my favorite 2014 NYMF productions “Bayonets of Angst”; the awards presentations were funny (esp. Kevin McCollum and Douglas Carter Beane), and I got to receive the award for “Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty”, our musical comedy about illegal immigration. Receiving the award is a huge blessing that energizes me even more! The validation, the support (artistic, technical, emotional) that NYMF is giving me on this project is invaluable. I am blessed because NYMF is brave enough to believe in this show and in the creative team of the show. Like Manuel sings: “fortune favors the brave”; so may the Goddess Fortune smile down on this humble show, and smile down on NYMF and shower all of us with more blessings!


The official photo with the very brave Dan Markley, Executive Director and Producer of NYMF.


  1. Jacquelyn says:

    Love following you chase your dreams. As always, let me know when you need a sounding board.

    1. Noemidlp says:

      Thank you! Gotta finish the new outline and I can run it by you to see if the story is better or worse for the revisions.

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