Celebrate the work of filmmaker and composer Jessica Grace Wing at a special 10th anniversary screening of her acclaimed stage musical/pop opera, Lost, captured live by Arizona Onstage Productions! This screening will also feature a collection of short films by Jessica Grace Wing! This event will be hosted by Jessica’s mother, Dr. Jennifer Schneider. Proceeds benefit The Loft Cinema.
The award-wining Lost is a haunting and charming retelling of the children’s tale, Hansel and Gretel, featuring a score by Jessica Grace Wing that The New Yorker Magazine called “precise and sparking.” Lost was first performed onstage to sold-out houses at the New York International Fringe Festival in August, 2003, just weeks after Jessica died of colon cancer at the age of 32. The innovative and unique musical won the prize for Best Music and Lyrics at that year’s Fringe Festival, and was later staged in Tucson by Arizona Onstage Productions.
Jessica Grace Wing grew up in Tucson, where she attended Utterback Middle School and University High. She graduated from Stanford. Jessica was a founder of The Inverse Theater, a New York off-Broadway company of which she was the resident composer. Jessica wrote music and songs for several works by playwright Kirk Wood Bromley, including Othello, Midnight Brain Wash Revival, The Burnt Woman of Harvard and The Death of Griffin Hunter. The award-winning Lost was her most ambitious musical project. Jessica also wrote and performed several short films, and at the time of her death in 2003, she was a graduate student in filmmaking at Columbia University.
(Total program running time: approximately 90 mins. / Not Rated)