ABOUT THE SHOW
Going South sheds a light on North Carolina’s legal system by focusing on four cases tried on the same docket. The cases—Custody, Cake, Co-Eds, and Coco—examine divorce, discrimination, campus rape, and transgender issues, respectively. These stories are linked together by Bob Jones, a smarmy and charismatic Southern lawyer. Told alternately in the courtroom and in flashback, the musical challenges the political, social, and societal constructs of today’s American South.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT & COMPOSER
Katya Stanislavskaya’s works include full-length musicals Resident Alien and Going South, theatrical song cycle Women on Love, and numerous short musicals and cabaret songs. Her work has been developed at the BMI Workshop, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, New Dramatists, New Georges, Weston Playhouse, Astoria Performing Arts Center, New York Theatre Barn, and Western Carolina University. Songs performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Merkin Hall, Ars Nova, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, York Theatre, and Prospect theatre. Honors include the Jerry Harrington Award (BMI), Weston New Musical Award, MacDowell Colony Residency. Katya is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY-New Paltz.https://pitlight31.wixsite.com/mysite
Going South was presented as a work-in-progress workshop at Dixon Place on January 10, 2018. It will have a second reading in June, 2018 through THML Theatre Company.