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April 11 - 13th, 2024 @7:30pm

18th and Union, Seattle WA

I composed some music for a short operetta! Conceived by AC Petersen, “Currents” paints a picture of a Japanese-American family, separated across the Pacific Ocean during WWII. In just 15 minutes, the show follows them as they ask “where is home” in the midst of a wartime landscape.


We’re excited to put this piece on as part of 18th & Union’s Spring Shot festival! We’ll be performing at 7:30pm, April 11th thru 13th, 2024. Our cast will feature the wonderful talent of Isabelle Bushue, Caitlin Sarwono, and Sandra Waters.


Tickets are limited, so reserve them here to see our show, in addition to a crew of other artists and productions performing that week.


Can’t make it in person? Our April 13th show will be live streamed, and be available for on-demand viewing thru April 27!  Get access to that video here.

In February of 2021, Sydney Crutcher sent me the message, “I’ve started a musical masterpiece about a game of assassins.” In the two and a half years since, I’ve had the great fortune to join the writing team alongside Jimmy Kohlmann and this past week, witness PARANOIA’s first live performances! I have so many people to thank: our talented cast who brought this music and script to life, everyone who’s supported our show through GoFundMe; production resources; or generous word-of-mouth, Harrisburg Fringe Festival for giving us this performance opportunity, the audiences who turned out for TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS, and Sydney and Jimmy for being incredible writing/production partners (as well as gracious hosts this past week).


These feelings were best captured last week during my first in-person rehearsal with the cast. It was the first time I’ve been physically in the room to hear another person run with my music and our cast was singing “A New Gambit,” one of the songs I contributed to the show. Hearing them take the song and rock their 3-part harmony filled me with so much joy and gratitude that this show was happening.


Keep an eye on Clothespin Ensemble on Facebook and Instagram for more news. There is plenty more to come with PARANOIA, and we look forward to seeing you when the game begins anew!



July 8, 2023 @ 9:20pm and July 9, 2023 @ 5:20pm

Open Stage Studio Theatre, Harrisburg PA

PARANOIA now has a time and a place! As part of the First Annual Harrisburg Fringe Festival, our new musical will be performing at Open Stage Studio Theatre, Saturday July 8 @9:20pm and Sunday July 9 @5:20pm.


Tickets are on sale here. There are only 50 seats in performance time, so book them while you can!


Interested in other ways to support PARANOIA? We are accepting donations to the production via GoFundMe! Contributions toward our $2,000 goal support our production/rehearsal costs, artists, and future development of the show.


Come join us for this thrill ride as we bring this new musical to life!

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