Unfinished Nowak Musical

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Commissioned by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, playwright Anna Moench and I composed this musical for the Ensemble Studio Theater’s 2013 First Light Reading Series. It dives into the mind of Lisa Nowak, the astronaut who made national headlines in 2007 after driving half-way across the country to attack her ex-lover’s new girlfriend. The musical explores the human side of astronauts that we never see; one astronaut in particular who was pushed beyond her limits.