Exposure, a finalist and winner from Chicago’s FWD Theatre Project, follows a “discarded” female youth, who presents as male and quite specifically as James Dean, as she tries to navigate the treacherous homeless systems in Chicago. When she crosses paths with a disgruntled former star-photographer, she reignites his artistic imagination. He has visions of using her as his muse while desperately trying to recreate his earlier success. Ever present, the relentless spirit of James Dean shadows our homeless girl and becomes a force of comfort, friction and eventually salvation. Come hear the innovative and captivating score that has enamored audiences and stars alike.
Composer & Lyricist: Erik Della Penna, Music Director: Dan Lipton Director: Sarna Lapine, Bass: Alexandra Eckhardt, Music Contractor & Drums: Dean Sharenow, Stage Manager: Bonnie McHeffey, Creator/Conciever: Cathy Geldmacher Nathan
Featuring artists: Jo Lampert, Matt Saldivar, Mike Tacconi, Marisha Wallace, Joey Stone, Nabiyah Be, Trent Allen Saunders, & Jessie Shelton
"It's hardly fair to critique material that is not yet finished, although I will say that I heard enough of the score of "Exposure,” which involves a New York photographer and a homeless teen on the streets of Chicago, to want to hear a lot more” - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune