Life Hacks With Miss Havisham

Starring: Jen Jurek

Book and Lyrics by John Vessels; Music and Composition by Jay Schwandt

photo by Alexandre Godreau

photo by Alexandre Godreau


It all started when…

Tim Rosser, the great composer said, you need something you can do that’s specifically for your….er…talents. Something strange, like a musical Comedy about someone like…Miss Havisham or something. And Thus an idea was born. Tried as I might to write the dang thing, I couldn’t get past her talking on the phone the whole time, about 1 year later finally I realized. I’m not getting there. Enter, John Vessels, a wonderful writer, wisdom seeker, performer and vocal coach. I could not be more delighted that he would be willing to pick up my floppy little notion and take it on himself. With Jay Schwandt at the composer helm, a script and spirit was born. It is funny, it is clever, it is modern, it is tragic. I love this script with all my heart and fingers crossed that the United Solo Theater Festival will pick us for 2019. I’ll be in touch with you all.

Yours, Jen Jurek (aka Miss Havisham?!)