Chana Wise
Mamie Parris, Emerson Steele, and Kevin Earley performing in MARY MARIE at the 
2014 NAMT Festival 

Originally developed and produced by the University of California, Irvine, in 2014, Tinseltown Christmas has continued to entertain audiences at the holidays. It was produced by The Patio Playhouse in Escondido in 2015, as well as The Attic Theatre in Santa Ana, and guess what? It's coming back for the holidays this year! 

Audiences really DO want to see something new for the holidays!
We love this poster art created by the Attic Community Theatre for their 2015 production of Tinseltown Christmas.
A staged reading of Mary Marie was presented by the Sierra Madre Playhouse for their "Off the Page" play reading series on Monday evening, April 11. This reading was directed by Alison Kalmus, with musical direction by Leonardo Sciolis, and once again featured Caitlin Cohn as "Mary Marie", Peter Welkin as "Father", Kendra Munger as "Mother", Elise Dewsberry 
"According to Aunt Rose"

With lyrics by Chana Wise and music by Carl Johnson, was performed by Elise Dewsberry at Rockwell Table and Stage in honor of her birthday.
you can see a video of her wonderful performance by clicking  below.
 Mary Marie
Tinseltown Christmas

(​Finalist for the 2015 Neil Simon new play award) was presented as a workshop production at the LA  
STAGES Festival in 2015 and at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre's 27th Annual Festival of new plays, JETfest, in June of 2016. Based on these readings we will be presenting another reading of Bagels! this fall. If you're interested in attending please join our mailing list by clicking the tab below.
Cardinal Sins
The show was directed by John Henry Davis, with musical direction by Gregory Smith. The book was written by book by Alan Bryce, music by John Forster, Ron Barnett, Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson and Gregory Smith.  Cardinal Sins is the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love.
A new musical for which I wrote lyrics, was produced at Centerstage Theatre in Federal Way, WA, in May/June of 2017. 
as "Aunt Jane/Hattie" and Christopher Showerman as "the Violinist".