Pictures from “Memory”

Below, you can find some pictures from the recent concert presentation of the rock opera “Memory!”

Pictured here are:

  • Christopher Sokolowski
  • Claudillea Holloway
  • William Guango Su
  • Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra

Wonderful night!

I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the amazing cast and crew of the rock opera “Memory!”


Last night, the opera was given a concert presentation at the prestigious DiMenna Center in New York City, starring Christopher Sokolowski, Claudillea Holloway, and William Guango Su, backed by the brilliantly blissful Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra.

A special thank you to

  • Claudillea, for her beautiful voice
  • Christopher, for his pin-dropping, a cappella solo
  • William, for his suave baritone and the iroicn humor he brought to his role

I was extremely impressed by the flawless, elegant presentation of the three singers – and with so few rehearsals! The audience thoroughly enjoyed the show and showered it with praise. What a wonderful feeling to be part of such a special, thoughtful piece.

A very special “thank you” to my tuneful and talented collaborator, Andrew Seligson, who, as producer of the piece, masterminded it through the performance process with a great deal of skill. I know from my own experience as a former president of a theatrical not-for-profit that producing a show – any show, especially a musical – is very hard. Andrew handled it with a great deal of class and ability.

Stay tuned! More photos (and song samples) to come!


Today, I finished a new play, entitled “Whit(e)man” a contemporary satir on race and identity!



Briefly, “Whit(e)man” is the story of Wally Whitman, a good-looking, professional African-American male who, despite all appearances, insists that he is, and has always been, a white man. Born into the wrong race, Wally relates to us his prolonged journey of self-discovery, aided by a flashy, transgender girlfriend, a Delhi-based customer service representative from Time Warner Cable, a crass, ambulance-chasing trial attorney, a white hobo with blond dreadlocks and abstruse wisdom, and a kooky white psychiatrist, who, like Wally, was born into the wrong race (she is, in fact, Mongolian).

At its core, “Whit(e)man” is a clever, absurdist, thought-provoking parody of social stereotypes and identity. The play is witty, fast-paced, relevant to a diverse audience, and waiting to delight theatre-goers! It is my first foray into the droll world of social satire. I don’t typically write plays that relate much to current social conditions, but, this time, I stuck my toes into the fray (and I’ve rather enjoyed it).

You can find more about the play here!