Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist
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Mary

Mary is a new musical by Melisa Tien and Matt Frey 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.

There is a story of us that has a life of its own, but it’s not our story.
— Mary Kay Letourneau
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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.

 

 

 

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We had our first workshop 

at New Dramatists, as part of PlayTime, 

Nov '17

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