Dorie Clark is a librettist, as well as a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop.
Along with composer Marie Incontrera, her collaborator on the lesbian spy thriller musical Absolute Zero, Clark has been a participant in the Apples and Oranges Arts THEatre Accelerator program, an intensive show development program. Absolute Zero, which received a staged reading in Dallas in August 2022 as the winner of the MusicalWriters.com pitch night, has received media coverage in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review.
Clark and Incontrera also developed a 10-minute musical, 23 and You and You and Me, through the Prospect Theater Company’s Musical Theater Lab, which premiered at Symphony Space in New York City in November 2021. One of their songs, “On the Town Tonight,” was showcased at Joe’s Pub in March 2022 as part of a Kander and Ebb tribute showcase organized by Ring of Keys, the nonprofit group for queer women in musical theater.
Clark was a participant in the 2019 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Songwriting Workshop and served as an assistant producer on the multiple Grammy Award-winning album Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom, by The Ted Nash Big Band (winner for Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition).
She is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard Divinity School, and has been hailed by the New York Times as an “expert in reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”
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MORE ABOUT ME
After seeing Fun Home in January 2016, I awoke the next morning and bolted out of bed with the certainty that I needed to learn to write musical theater. I'd never done anything like that before, and had to train from scratch. In the intervening years, I've been accepted into and completed the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist and am now part of the Advanced Workshop, and have had staged readings and performances of shows I've written. Since that moment, I've been working to fulfill my original vision that arose from seeing that transformative show.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Absolute Zero - sexy lesbian spy thriller musical
23 and You and You and Me - a paternity comedy musical
The Philosopher of Love - contemporary musical adaptation of Plato's Symposium
KEYWORDS: lesbian, musicals, lyricist, librettist
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