A New Voice in Musical Theatre
Anna DeNoia is the creator of the new musical Open, Stay; which be will be presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance in June. In addition, she will participate in a panel discussion about new works on May 4.
DeNoia is a New York based theatre creator as well as a passionate performer, composer, and prankster. Anna grew up in the Chicago suburbs, where she interned in the offices of the city’s top theater companies, including Lookingglass and Steppenwolf. Her songwriting training includes the 2022 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriter’s Project at Northwestern University, as well as the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in NYC. She is a 2021 graduate of James Madison University with degrees in Theatre as well as Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication. In addition to Open, Stay, her original musical theatre work includes Grace and the Ghost, a new musical she will be starring in alongside Beetlejuice’s Elizabeth Teeter at 54 Below this April.