PYM: a new musical
PYM is a modern adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel. This darkly comic adventure tale follows water-treading twenty-somethings Pym and A.B, best friends from Nantucket whose directionless lives take a turn for the wild when they meet eccentric Captain Block and her nervous first mate Dirk. From friendship to cannibalism, romance to murder, stunning islands to terrifying cryptids, Pym uncovers the things that never really change at sea. With a vibrant, folk-infused indie rock score, this new musical follows a mutiny, a mystery, and a sidekick who must become the hero of her own story.
Written by Sarah Fiete
Directed by Marella Martin Koch
Music Direction by Peter Hodgson
Lighting Design by Charlotte Seelig
PYM - Sarah Sun Park A.B. - Molly Coyne* DIRK - Alec Mathieson*
CAPT. BLOCK - Susan O'Dea*
BARNARD - Patrick Oliver Jones*
RICK - Joe Lanza*
SEYMOUR - Patrick Martini
GREELEY Lauren Baez
*denotes actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Sarah Fiete (Writer) is an Ohio native, currently based out of NYC. In 2015, she received a Masters Degree in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been performed at The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, 54 Below, The Player’s Theatre, and other venues. Most recently, she contributed lyrics and composed the songs for ‘Pizza the Musical,’ a short film featured in NYC’s Museum of Pizza.
Marella Martin Koch (Director) has staged work at Two River Theater, The Electric Lodge, NYU/Tisch, Rogue Machine Theatre, and more. She directed ‘The Great Cat Massacre’ for Frigid Festival, which Hi! Drama lauded as “one of the funniest, cleverly staged, brilliantly acted fringiest musicals.” She directed the first reading of ‘Pym’ at Hudson Theatre’s Dress Circle and the world premiere of Sarah Fiete’s ‘The Grinding Woman’ at The Players Theatre. B.A. UC Berkeley, M.F.A. NYU/Tisch.