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  Joan Ross Sorkin
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Joan Ross Sorkin



To take the audience into an imaginary world that seems more real than the real world - to a place where thoughts are deeper, emotions rawer, and astonishing surprises abound.

Upcoming Staged Reading of my new musical:


Music and Lyrics by Carmel Owen

Book by Joan Ross Sorkin

Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz

Directed by Pamela Hunt

Monday, April 28 at 3pm and 7:30pm


The York Theatre

Theatre at Saint Peter’s

619 Lexington Avenue

(entrance on 54th Street between Lex. and Third)

Admission is free.

Reservations highly recommended.

For reservations:

Click on Shows/Reading Series

The Reef

(an opera adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton)

presented by

Center for Contemporary Opera

Prima le Parole (First the Words)

A reading of Act I of my new opera libretto

Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm


The National Opera Center of America

330 Seventh Avenue

(between 28th and 29th St.)

Admission is free.  No reservations required.

Supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Premiere of my new opera based on the Jamaican legend

“The White Witch of Rose Hall”


A Monodrama in One Act

Music by Brian Schober

Libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin

Contralto: Christina Ascher

The Thalia at Symphony Space (NYC)

October 23, 24, 25, 2014

Time: TBA

Capathia Jenkins is Hattie again!

(mis) UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story

Monday, March 31 at 6pm

Midtown International Theatre Festival

Commercial Divsion Salon Evening

TBG Theatre

312 W. 36th St. 3rd Floor

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