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Worlds Apart

MUSIC BY RYAN KORELL
BOOK & LYRICS BY
JONATHAN KEEBLER

WORLDS APART is a 20-minute musical that follows a group of old high school friends who have gathered for a reunion after their first semester of college. Some are trying to move forward while some just want things to be like old times. It was originally commissioned for UC Irvine 4@15 in March of 2015.


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Scratches

MUSIC BY RYAN KORELL
BOOK & LYRICS BY
SAM CHANSE

SCRATCHES is a 20-minute musical about Estie and Estele, two sides of the same Asian-American woman. She is a theatre artist struggling to find the best way to promote her upcoming one-woman show. Though Estie and Estele often clash, it is not until they encounter Julia, an Asian-American theatre critic with a mysterious vendetta against Estie/Estele, that all three are forced to face their issues with internalized racism and identity.