In Suburbia, a White Girl's smooth white life is interrupted by an unexpected scar on her shoulder. A Brown Spot. In this musical automythography, told through a series of Kipling-esque creation myths, Grill and Chowder wade through a swamp of discarded tamagotchis, Abercrombie clippings, and soggy pogs in search of a history that holds them, even when they’d rather it let them go.
Grill and Chowder are Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill Jaye. Together, they have written musicals about the physics of light, the Armenian Genocide, boys who eat dirt, 19th century coal-miners, and the book of Genesis. Their work has been seen or developed at Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and NYMF. How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia is their unabashedly nostalgic ode to the 90s, growing up gay, and the messiness of cultural memory.
With Matt Consul and John Murchison. Video design by Kameron Neal, and co-direction/dramaturgy by Lindsay Tanner.
"It's jump jazz, it's barroom rock, it's chamber folk, and it's downright infectious." -Boston Globe