In March 2019, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills will host a staged reading of AGE OF POWER. The cast will consist of some of Los Angeles’s and New York's most talented musical theater performers. This will be a crucial step on our journey to a production at a major regional theater followed by a Broadway opening.
KIMBERLY SENIOR – Director
Kimberly is a freelance director and the director of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar. Most recently Kimberly made her HBO debut with CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Kimberly was awarded the 2016 TCG Alan Schneider Award. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Special Non-Equity Jeff Award for her work as a trailblazer, champion and role model for emerging artists, and the 2018 Primary Stages Einhorn Award.
New York Credits: DISGRACED (Broadway); CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE (Judd Apatow);
THE NICETIES (Manhattan Theatre Club); SAKINA'S RESTAURANT(Audible); THE WHO AND THE WHAT; DISGRACED (LCT3); DISCORD (Primary Stages); ENGAGEMENTS (Second Stage Uptown).
Regional Credits: THE NICETIES(Huntington); SHELTERED(Alliance Theatre); SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN; DISGRACED; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Goodman Theatre); BURIED CHILD; THE SCENE; MARJORIE PRIME; DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; HEDDA GABLER; THE LETTERS (Writers Theatre); OTHER THAN HONORABLE(Geva); SEX WITH STRANGERS (The Geffen Playhouse); DISGRACED (Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre); THE WHO AND THE WHAT (La Jolla Playhouse); LITTLE GEM (City Theatre); WANT; THE NORTH PLAN (Steppenwolf); among others. She is the proud mother of Noah (12) and Delaney (10).
DAVID O - Musical Director
David is a music-theatre artist specializing in contemporary music for the stage and concert hall.
Musical Direction: SOFT POWER (World Premiere, Ahmanson Theater) for which he recently won the Ovation Award, 13 (World Premiere, Mark Taper Forum), THE WILD PARTY, SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE (West Coast Premieres - The Blank Theatre), FLOYD COLLINS, AMERICAN IDIOT, CABARET (La Mirada Theater), THE FANTASTICKS (Pasadena Playhouse).
Compositions include the Ovation Award-winning score for UBU ROI (A Noise Within), THE VERY PERSISTENT GAPPERS OF FRIP (Kirk Douglas Theatre, inaugural season) and the choral compositions “A Map of Los Angeles” (LA Master Chorale) and “One With the Wind” (Vox Femina).
David’s educational work includes co-creating “Voices Within,” an educational outreach of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and performing & musically directing “Summersounds at the Hollywood Bowl” with the LA Philharmonic.