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ColLab: Truth, Dare, or Lesbian

TRUTH DARE OR LESBIAN. An interactive musical comedy by Emily Drossell. A pink and orange spotlight illuminates a concrete wall at night. White text is on top, with LESBIAN glowing.

May 17 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

At a sleepover nearly two decades ago, a group of girls were deciding on their next game, when suddenly– it hit them: “truth, dare…or lesbian.” Everyone agreed…and then no one chose “lesbian.” Years later, former sleepover participant Emily Drossell is committed to realizing the game that never fully came to be (and making up for her belated queer awakening). And what better way to do so than through interactive musical comedy?

Ask some truths, request your dares, and offer any and all interpretations of the “lesbian” option as we play a round of the always original “Truth, Dare, or Lesbian!”

Select responses will be devised into the show! Buy a ticket and/or fill out this google form to give Emily a Truth, Dare or Lesbian, and you just might see your response turned into a song. Sleep tight. Don’t let the les-bugs bite.

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Entry – May 17 at 7pm
$ 20.00
10 available

ABOUT EMILY DROSSELL

Emily Drossell (she/they) is a queer femme lyricist-bookwriter, dramaturg, singer, and comedian that doesn’t observe the “rule of threes.”

Writing credits include Face to Face (Lincoln Center), More Than This World (The York Theatre Company), Helen & Cassandra (Across a Crowded Room), Alice (The Tank NYC), (Pre)Scripted (Balance Arts Center), The Northern Skies (CyberTank), Miss March (GenYork), Crossed/Lovers (We Who Wander), and Little Women (Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre).

She has additionally provided script consultation and dramaturgy for numerous works, including A Sign of The Times (New World Stages), How to Steal an Election (The York Theatre Company), Bonnie and Clyde (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Lieutenant (The York Theatre Company), Dancing Through… (Theatre Dance Vietnam), Revenge of Eve (Letter of Marque Theater Company), and Earhart (Stage 284).

Emily graduated with a BA in Drama and Music from Vassar College and is an alum of the Berlin Opera Academy Emerging Artist Studio.

She is a proud member of Ring of Keys and Maestra Music, and is a contributing writer for The Broadway Beat, a musical theatre satire account with over 29K followers on Instagram.

emilydrossell.com @emily_drossell


George Luton is thrilled to be composing more new songs for Truth, Dare, or Lesbian having thoroughly enjoyed playing its run at the Tank NYC last year. Their original works have also been heard Off-Broadway at the York Theatre and regionally at Stage 284, Moonlight Productions, Island Theatre Workshop, and In Vivo Productions. George is a recipient of the 2024-2025 Across a Crowded Room Fellowship and a composer-lyricist with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. When not writing, arranging, music directing, or teaching, George tours as an improvisational pianist with the Broadway’s Next Hit Musical comedy show. Follow George @GeorgeLuton.music or learn more at www.GeorgeLuton.com

Caylen Cara is a dynamic blend of hair designing and a love for musical theatre & film. As a co-owner of “The Artists Avenue,” a Bayonne-based, all-Filipina-led musical theatre company, she wears many hats—production stage manager, Creative Director, & Hair designer. Caylen is an aspiring actress; Some of her work: “Mrs. Lovetts”(Sweeney Todd), ”Gingy The Cookie.”(Shrek The Musical), and has performed at: The Met, Count Basie Theatre, NJPAC, & Margaret Williams Theatre.. Beyond the stage, she has screened on streaming platforms Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, & Paramount plus. On top of music, she has also hair designed & has been published by magazines: “Local Wolves”, “Mob Magazine”, & “Noise”… along with short films & commercials. 

Yet, her ultimate goal is to be a vessel for diverse stories and experiences, believing in art’s power to uplift voices and convey vital messages.

Yasmin Ranz-Lind is so excited to be presenting this hysterical feat of interactive theatre! Recent joyous collaborations have included the world premiere of Lost Sock Laundry with Up Theater company, Bad Jews with Off the Lane,  playing the title character in Everyday Charlie at the Tank, and originating the role of Princess/Chambermaid in Allerleirauh: A New Musical at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater! This summer she can be see as Deorwynn in Theater of the Big Bend’s production of Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood! Endless love to Sophie, this brilliant creative team, TLJ and my amazing friends and family for being such a support system. BFA Acting Syracuse University.  @yasminranzlind, yasminranzlind.com


Mimi Warnick has an extensive background developing and directing Musical Theatre, New Work, Plays, and Theatre for Young Audiences. She is drawn to directing stories that close the gap between humans. Statistically, people are 99% are alike, but we are obsessed with defining how and why the 1% separates us. Mimi believes art is a question that challenges the norm, and live storytelling is an answer, or a gateway to another world that can inspire us to make our reality more open and inclusive.

Mimi’s directing credits include: NYC: Hear/Now Live! (Keen Company, Asst. Director) The Mad Ones Digital Lab (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Director), USED (New York Theatre Festival, Director), Love Potion Tango (Village Playwrights, Director), The Bachelor Girls (SHE NYC, Asst. Director), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Irish Rep, Production Assistant). Regional: Cabaret (University of Pennsylvania), Little Women, The Musical (Upper Darby Summer Stage, Director), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Delaware Theater Company, Asst. Director), Yo, Vikings! (Upper Darby Summer Stage, Director), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (UDSS, Director), What’s In A Name (Emerson Stage, Director), Urinetown (Emerson Stage, Asst. Director), Spring Awakening (Emerson College, Director).

Mimi is the New Work Director with AMT Theater, and a Co-Founder and Programming Artistic Director of In Confidence, a social storytelling production company. She is also currently developing and presenting her new musical, The Chequerboard Watch. www.mimiwarnick.com

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