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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Hi, I’m Dara - wingwoman extraordinaire, encore provoker, plutonic groupie, recent law school graduate, and playwright/producer of How To Be The Perfect Wingwoman. I have been involved in theater my entire life and have been playwriting, directing, and acting in DC since July 2015. In fact, this musical was first inspired when some wingwomaning occurred after watching a Fringe play. We are sooo excited to share this play with you this July!

What's really cool and unique is that all the show's leads are women and we have a majority female creative team! But we definitely deeply appreciate the dudes we have in the wingwoman musical team.

So, what is the play about?

This new musical is about Jazelle who frustrated with the difficulties of the modern dating. Let's face it - it can suck! Somehow, yet another friend is getting married or having a baby. Jazelle and her best guy friend Josh (who friendzoned her years ago) go to an old bookstore and stumble upon a book titled How To Be the Perfect Wingwoman from the 50s, about helping your friends find love. What is a girl and her friends to do but test it out? That’s right! When out on the town women need wingwomen too. Will this book solve all their love problems?

This production is presented as a part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. #capfringe16 #wingewoman #wingit 

Backers of this show will:

  • Help make this musical a success and hopefully inspire anyone with artistic passions to pursue all their loves while balancing all of life’s crazy priorities.
  • Help offset cost of festival participation fees, the venue costs (we are Find Your Own Venue), sound & lighting, and of course our talented cast and production crew (We gotta support artists! :D)
  • Be a part of a brand new musical about friendship and balancing all our dreams from career to school, to finding love, and having fun along the way. 
  • Receive our eternal appreciation. For real!  Having you all here helps immensely - you’re the “wingpeople” of the show!
    And remember - “It’s always classy to have your wingperson’s back!” THANK YOU!! 

Show Details

Performances: July 9, 14, 16 @ 6:30 pm each night

Tropicalia - U St Metro
2001 14th St. NW (U St. Entrance Lower Level)
Washington D.C. 20009

Director: Meranica Noelsaint 

Musical Director & Arranger: Justin Paschalides 

Composer: Janani Ramachandran 

Book and Lyrics by Dara Gold

Stage Manager: Amy House

Produced by Dara Gold under Golden Ginger Productions

Promoted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway

Starring

Kristina Brooks 
Marc Crow
Katie Jeanneret
Kaisha Huguley
Shelby Sours
Kenny Washington
Noah Sommer
Harvey Fitz

If you have any questions, fell free to email us at goldengingproductions@gmail.com. 

What is a wingwoman you ask?

Wingwoman Definition
Wingwoman Definition

 

Risks and challenges

While I have been writing forever, and playwriting specifically for the past 9 years, this is my first full length original musical and the longest play I have ever written. Also it is my first time in the Capital Fringe Festival. The show is VERY lucky to have the talented Justin Paschalides as the musical director/arranger and DC musician and actress Janani Ramachandran be the musical’s composer.

I am also taking the bar exam at the end this July. So, I have delegated all creative and staging decisions to our AMAZING director - Merancia Noelsaint - who is also a law student. We met as classmates as UDC Law School. I have incredible faith in the entire creative team and cast behind this show. So, I will be producing, while studying for the bar, and working 2 part time jobs so I can keep living in DC and produce this musical for you all to see. I know it is possible!

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