Composer Matt Frey and I are writing a musical inspired by Mary Kay Letourneau, the 34-year-old schoolteacher who in the mid-90's had an affair with her 12-year-old former student, Vili Fualaau. The affair became a two-decade-long relationship which produced two children.
Aiming to tell Mary's story from her point-of-view, our musical examines and reconsiders what society condemns as taboo.
This is the story of Mary that few people know.
We had our first workshop
at New Dramatists, as part of PlayTime,
Cast & Creative Team: (L to R rear) Lisa Timmel, Kim Brockington, Eileen Rivera, Austin Ku, Erin Anderson, Tim Nicolai, Shanna Lesniak, Jonathan Kim Phillips, Michael Tisdale, Kara E. Young; (L to R front) Maria Mileaf, Melisa Tien, Matt Frey