Herstory: An Undertold Narrative of Civic Participation
Prospect Theater Company’s VISION Series presents a world premiere of Lady Lawyer Lockwood Rides her Tricycle, an original short musical on film written by Britt Bonney and directed by Cara Reichel.
In Lady Lawyer Lockwood Rides her Tricycle, groundbreaking 19th-century American lawyer Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court, grapples with her decision to run for President of the United States in the 1884 election.
The performance will be followed by a post-show conversation with the artistic team.
Lady Lawyer Lockwood Rides Her Tricycle is
Written by Britt Bonney
Directed by Cara Reichel
Featuring Ali Ewoldt, Tina Stafford, Jacob Keith Watson, and Fiona Santos
Music Director Fiona Santos
Production Design & Projection Design Lianne Arnold
Lighting Design Adam Honoré
Sound Design and Audio Engineering Marián Gómez Villota
Director of Photography Gabrielle Mariella
Film Editor Kristen Brooks Sandler
Production Manager Josh Cape
Produced on location at, and with support from the Goodwill Theatre, Inc.
Health and Safety Partner - United Health Services
Prospect’s VISION Series is a music-theater-on-film initiative is made possible with leadership project support from: Leonard Majzlin and Somerled Arts.
The event will be kicked off by Jacey Powers of The Feminist Cocktail Hour sharing the Belva-dka Lockwood Lemon Fizz signature cocktail recipe seasoned with a short history of Ms. Lockwood’s contributions to the historical record.
To follow along with Powers at home, you'll need:
Vodka (although rum or tequila could also work. This drink can also be made without alcohol)
Fresh Minced Ginger
Cocktail Shaker (though two pint glasses can work as well)
Measuring Implements (like cocktail jiggers or measuring spoons)
Muddler (or the back of a spoon)
Small container with a lid (like a mason jar)
Strainer (though in a pinch a fine mesh tea infuser could work)
If you are missing an ingredient or a piece of equipment--don't be stressed, get creative. Throughout the last seven months we've all learned to work with what we've got. Mixology is fun, not fussy.
Britt Bonney is an award-winning music director and composer whose eclectic vocal arrangements have been featured on The Weather Channel, the Fox network, and in Broadway houses. In response to a reading of her new musical MONTGOMERY at the Kennedy Center, DC Metro Theater Arts declared, “Britt Bonney… has already made a mark on American musical theater.” She is an alumna of the BMI Workshop, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and a New York Songspace grant, and recently received an honorable mention from the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for female composers. Music directing credits include THE BIG ONE-OH at the Atlantic Theater, Orfeh & Andy Karl’s LEGALLY BOUND concert in San Francisco, and the DC premiere of Todd Almond’s GIRLFRIEND at Signature Theatre, for which she received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Direction. Britt currently serves as the associate music director for Broadway’s SING STREET and is working as the music supervisor for a new student revue show with Disney Theatrical Group.
Cara Reichel (Director & Producing Artistic Director) is a founding member of Prospect Theater Company. Recent Prospect projects as director / author: The Hello Girls (Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Director & Outstanding Book), The Flood, Death for Five Voices; as director: Einstein's Dreams. Regionally she has worked with Goodwill Theatre, the Village Theatre, and Surflight Theatre, and internationally with Broadway au Carré in Paris. For more info: www.CaraReichel.com
Gabrielle Mariella is an actress, singer, filmmaker, and graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Drama. As an actor, she recently worked on several new musicals in development such as The Visitor (The Public Theater), Almost Famous, Frankie! and is currently in the process of writing a new musical of her own. Behind the camera, Gab specializes in music driven work with a focus on storytelling, as well as promotional work building individual brands. For more on Gab, you can visit gabmariellafilms.com or follow @gabriellemariella.
Born outside Chicago and raised 45 minutes north of New York City in the small town of Pleasantville, Ali has loved performing for as long as she can remember. She made her Broadway debut as Cosette in the 1st Broadway Revival of Les Miserables and is currently starring as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Ali has starred as Maria in the 1st National Tour of West Side Story directed by Arthur Laurents and David Saint and played Luisa in the The Fantasticks Off-Broadway, the world’s longest running musical. She has been featured on The Michael J. Fox Show, the short film Yield and DRAMA: The Webseries and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Town Hall, and across the country and world! Ali also has a BA in Psychology from Yale University, which has proved surprisingly relevant to her career.
Tina Stafford is a New York based actor-musician who loves bringing stories to life. She spent two years on the road with the first national tour of the Broadway musical Once. And pre-pandemic she was performing in rep in Murder on the Orient Express and Into the Breeches at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota Florida. Leading roles around the country: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Buck’s County Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Geva Theatre Center, Kansas City Rep, and the Utah, Texas and Maine Shakespeare Festivals, among many others. Proud union member.
Jacob Keith Watson
Jacob Keith Watson recently appeared as Enoch Snow in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Carousel. Jacob has also been seen on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler, Violet, Amélie, The Phantom of the Opera, Encores! revival of 1776 and Mack & Mabel, as well as Amos Hart in the National/International tour of Chicago the Musical. Jacob is an Arkansas native and past winner of the prestigious Lotte Lenya Competition, the NATS National Music Theatre Competition and a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Follow on Instagram: @JacobKeith_Watson
Fiona Santos is a Director, Music Director, Pianist, and Vocalist for Theatre, Film, TV, and International Live Events. Music director for 100 Years of Broadway as well as All Access Experience for Alliance Connection, producing extraordinary live events in paradise locations starring vocalists from American Idol and The Voice. Fiona is on the directing team of The US Open Tennis Ceremonies and is the co-creator and director of Pachanga and Palmera Live, two new musicals currently running in Riviera Maya, Mexico. She is the Artistic Director of Broadway Training Center of Westchester, and is married to theater director Jason Brantman.
Lianne is a video & scenic designer and inter-disciplinary artist working in theater, opera, music, dance, film, art installation, & experimental performance hybrids of all kinds. Previously for Prospect Theater Co. - The Hello Girls (scenic & projections design). Recent performance design includes Lil Buck & Jon Boogz’ Love Heals All Wounds (CAP UCLA), Jazz Singer (Abrons Artspace), Oscar at the Crown (3 Dollar Bill), Words on the Street (Baruch - also co-creator), Joseph Keckler’s Let Me Die (Opera Philadelphia/FringeArts) and Joseph Keckler’s Train With No Midnight (Prototype Festival/HERE). When the Covid-19 shutdown happened in March 2020, Lianne was working as the associate projection designer on The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway. Lianne teaches Video Design/Creative Technologies at The New School, is a member of Wingspace Design Collective, and proudly earned her MFA from CalArts.
Adam Honoré is a Harlem based lighting designer for plays, musicals, and live events. Off-Broadway highlights include Carmen Jones (Classic Stage), Ain’t No Mo’ (The Public), and Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional collaborations include Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Huntington Theater Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre among others. International designs include Haydn's The Seasons (Austria), The Band’s Visit (Manila), Kinky Boots (Manila), and Fun Home (Int’l Premiere, featuring Lea Salonga). Adam is a Drama Desk, Henry Hewes, and Helen Hayes Award Nominee; AUDELCO Award Recipient, and a Member of Live Design Magazine’s "30 Under 30". www.honorelighting.com // @itsadamhonore
Marián Gómez Villota
"Originally from Madrid, Spain, Marián is a Latin Grammy nominated studio and FOH engineer, producer, musician and sound designer based in NYC. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.
In 2014, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of ‘Best Engineered Album’ for her work as a recording engineer on the flamenco/world fusion album, “Promesas De Tierra”. In the theater realm, her notable Sound Design and Sound Engineer credits include: The Hello Girls (59e59), Safeword (ATA), #DateMe: An OK Cupid Experiment (Westside Theatre) and Heather Christian's Oratorio for Living Things (Ars Nova)."
Kristen Brooks Sandler
"Kristen is an award winning choreographer whose work can be seen on screen and stage. Her signature movement takes inspiration from all things “ooky spooky” and has been described by critics as both delightfully mischievous and menacing.
On stage, she has choreographed original dance creations and musicals as well as movement directed for regional and international theaters. Her work has graced stages in Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Virginia, Denmark, Sweden, Edinburgh, and NYC. Her first original creation, ""Gilded"", won the award for Best Dance and Physical Theater at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C., and she has since been nominated for and won man awards for her work. Her screen credits include work on set with Nickelodeon, International Film Channel, and Hallmark.
Before leading her own rehearsal rooms, Kristen worked as a performer alongside such creators such as Andy Blankenbuehler, Savion Glover, Karma Camp, & Connor Gallagher on tours and regionally."
Originally from Montreal, Josh is a freelance production manager based in NYC. Previous credits include The Hello Girls in Concert, Einstein's Dreams (Prospect Theater Company); Orlando, Soft (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Romeo & Juliet (Trinity Rep); The Sleeping Beauty (The Washington Ballet); OSCAR at The Crown (Neon Coven); In The Heights, The Seagull, Sweeney Todd, Mary Stuart (Brown University).