Season three of The Wayward Artist continues with a summer music event! “Ordinary Days” is produced by Brooke Aston and kicks off the summer with the story of four New Yorkers in search of fulfillment, happiness, love and taxis.
A sung musical, “Ordinary Days” explores how the identities of these New Yorkers intersect after unexpected life events that brought them together. The show features music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, named “50 to Watch” by Dramatist Magazine. The production of “Ordinary Days” by The Wayward Artist will premiere on July 24, 2021. The event will begin at 8 pm and take place at FLIGHT’s Mess Hall Market in Tustin, California.
Led by the director Brooke Aston and Music Director Stephen Hulsey, the cast of “Ordinary Days” includes Joslynn Cortes as Claire, Allen Everman as Jason, Kimberly Tiongco as Deb and David Albulario as Warren. The production team includes director Jenelle Huck, set designer Mauri Anne smith, lighting designer Rin Mizumoto, costume designer Sarah Amaya, sound designer Lauren Zuiderveld and prop designer Natalie Silva.
Director Brooke Aston is a graduate of the CSU Fullerton Musical Theater Program, and performs and directs variety and theater, as well as acapella singing and groups. She began traveling as a performer at the age of 16 and made her home in California, New York and Las Vegas touring, regional theater, working on cruise ships and singing in groups. His long performance career has been peppered with opportunities to direct, write and produce numerous variety shows, including a cabaret with the 5th National Tour of “All Shook Up”, Ruby lewis‘”Blue Eyed Soul” with Broadway Knights, a fundraiser at Tuacahn Performing Arts, and her own headlining shows. Aston recently directed “The Wizard of Oz” for Mysterium and “All Shook Up” for Southgate Productions in Brea, California. The performance experience includes a nationwide “All Shook Up” tour, visiting Bulda in “Frozen: Live at the Hyperion”, several Hollywood Bowl appearances and opening for bands like The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. She has on-camera experience hosting a daily morning show, web series, and participated in and produced numerous media projects during the pandemic. She strives to make the process easier for her people through empathy, encouragement and clarity in both vision and communication.
“Ordinary Days” opens as a streaming event of a staged film production this summer. The production will premiere on July 24 with a socially distanced drive-in experience screened in partnership with the Frida cinema. The Frida Cinema is a non-profit arthouse theater dedicated to enriching, connecting and educating communities through the art of cinema. The Frida presents dozens of films per month which are carefully selected to offer a wide range of genres ranging from foreign and avant-garde to LGBTQ + and documentaries. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has closed the doors to the theater, the Frida cinema team has created a series of outdoor events that provide a socially distant and safe viewing experience. The Wayward Artist is proud to partner with Frida Cinema to host the premiere of “Ordinary Days” in Tustin, California.
“Ordinary Days” marks The Wayward Artist’s second identity performance of the season. After basing the inaugural season on faith and exploring the meaning of family in season two, this season The Wayward Artist season explores corporate identity and the intricacies of human identity. Through stories of diversity, culture, adolescence, existential research and social media, this season stands tall and pushes the boundaries of the company’s mission.
The Grand Central Arts Center in downtown Santa Ana, California is currently the home of artist Wayward. While proud of their home at DTSA, in order to continue working to ensure the safety of performers and members of the public, all of Wayward Artist’s current productions are featured online or
in a socially remote location. For more information on “ordinary days”, please visit https://www.thewaywardartist.org/.