ALICE BLISS wins 2019 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award
Karen (book), Jenny Giering (music), and Adam Gwon (lyrics) won the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award for ALICE BLISS, based on Laura Harrington's acclaimed novel. Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, it follows Alice, a young teenager whose father is deployed to Iraq, as she navigates the challenges of growing up in a family touched by the effects of war. "Not only is ALICE BLISS a stunning and heart wrenching new musical, it is also a detailed and compassionate exploration of an oft overlooked story of contemporary life" - Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert
Music and Lyrics by Neyla Pekarek | Book by Karen Hartman
Karen joins forces with the dazzling Neyla Pekarek to turn the legend of Kate Slaughterback, Colorado native and rattlesnake slayer, into a fully-fleshed musical that delivers Western lore through a modern lens. Commissioned by the Denver Center, featured at the Denver Center's New Play Summit and the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival.