a new musical
Book and Lyrics
Harley Erdman and Gina Kaufmann
Donny Johns blends comic and dramatic elements with buoyant, indie rock music and heightened theatricality to tell a story about gender, race, privilege, and legacy in a way that directly speaks to our times. It reframes the Don Juan story, more relevant than ever today, to give voice and agency to the women who fight back.
The music for Donny Johns is written for a small rock ensemble. Workshopped at the University of Massachusetts in November, 2015, it sold out its entire run, Donny Johns is currently in development for its professional premiere.
Photos by Jon Crispin from the 2015 workshop production
director: Gina Kaufmann
musical director: Mark Swanson