Based on the true story of June & Jennifer Gibbons, the famously silent twins, Jenny & June tells the story of their struggle to be heard. Born in Wales to parents from Barbados, they were a mystery for much of their lives, speaking only to each other. However, they lived amazing inner lives as incredible artists and writers. Locked away in their room, they built entire worlds within their silence. In the summer of 1981, now restless teenagers, they found an outlet in petty crimes and ultimately arson. They were caught and placed in Broadmoor Mental Institution indefinitely, a sentence that was widely seen as unjust. A decade later, on the day of their release, Jennifer passed away under mysterious circumstances. With her death, their final pact was fulfilled – that one must die so the other could live.
André McRae – Music
André McRae, a native of Philadelphia PA, is the proud winner of the Oxnard Gold Award in the American Traditions Competition. He is a graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M., M.M., Artists Diploma in Opera). Other credits: Ragtime, Showboat, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Godspell, Porgy and Bess. Featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Broadway Concert Series Encores! at the New York City Center. André is a proud member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, the Dramatist Guild, AEA and AGMA. Musicals: Chasing the Wind (Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist, NAMT finalist), Jenny & June (Eugene O’Neil Semi-finalist).
Jae Broderick – Book & Lyrics
Jae Broderick is a writer/director/actress/composer hailing from St. Catherine, Jamaica. Her work centers the lives of women and people of color outside of time and in defiance of dominant narratives. Musicals: FORA (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Residency, New York Musical Festival); Jenny & June (BMI Industry Showcase, Eugene O’Neill Semi Finalist). Jae is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild and the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, as well as the author of “DeConstructing Criticism,” a toolkit for creatives which provides templates, strategies, and practices for receiving and dissecting criticism and feedback.
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