Book by Aidaa Peerzada & Lachrisa Grandberry
Music by Alissa Rhode & Lachrisa Grandberry
Lyrics by Lachrisa Grandberry
Fall 2022 World Premiere
When a young woman faces a life-changing decision, she calls upon her inner circle to gather for an outdoor camping trip. This six-woman ensemble piece bursts with humor and song, joyously exploring the beauty and love found in family and deep friendships.
Showing in the Gould Theater
September 9 – October 29
Monday through Saturday at 7:00pm
Saturday Matinees starting September 17 at 2:00pm
Performer / Playwright / Lyricist / Composer
Lachrisa couldn’t be more excited to enter into her fifth season with Northern Sky! Credits include, Chicago: As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), She the People (The Second City). Regional: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Theatre LILA, Forward Theatre, First Stage, Black Arts Milwaukee, Children’s Theatre Madison. Film: The Thing About Harry (Freeform). Television: Chicago PD (NBC). Upcoming: Lyricist, co-writer, and co-composer of Sunflowered a new musical, making its world premiere at Northern Sky this fall. Education: BFA in Theatre, Wisconsin Lutheran College. So many thanks to all I love.
Aidaa is a writer and performer who grew up between Baltimore, Maryland, and Lahore, Pakistan. Workshops of her original work include Children of the Wise, Aliyah and The Princess Jasmine Barbie, SHINING, One Googol and One. She was a semi-finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. As an actor, Aidaa has performed with Marin Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare, Steppenwolf Theatre Co., American Players Theatre, and Quantum Theatre. Her on-camera credits include the HBO series Girls and the web series Blank My Life. Aidaa studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts and went on to receive her BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She couldn’t feel sunnier about being a part of the Sunflowered team, and is incredibly grateful for the time she has spent growing this project with Northern Sky.
Music Director / Composer / Arranger
Alissa is thrilled to return for another season in the woods! She has musically contributed to the performance and/or development of more than 20 Northern Sky originals, and she is over the moon to bring Sunflowered to the stage this fall. Alissa is also the composer of Dairy Heirs (original cast recording now available!) and a proud member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, and Maestra Music. Other credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Door Shakespeare, Third Avenue Playhouse, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, First Stage, Children’s Theater of Madison, and Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.