A. J. Freeman has worked for over 12 years in educational theatre, directing dozens of full scale productions, and running her own literacy-based musical theatre program for low income students. Through this nonprofit, The Troupe, thousands of children in schools across Los Angeles received free reading books and performance workshops.
She is also a cabaret performer, championing brilliant but forgotten music of the 1920s and 30s.
And she writes musicals!
The Crane Wife
by Keurim Hur, Maria Caputo, & A. J. Freeman
Standing room only for our event at Lincoln Center! Hoping to mount this again soon, we had a great time bringing this magical story to life!
This new musical was featured as part of the Across A Crowded Room program at Lincoln Center! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vow6fft5cpg
Fables was a great success! We had a nice crowd and the kids were dancing around and having a grand time =) And every child received a free book too!!
Our new musical 'A Cordial Invitation' was featured on The York Theatre's program In The Pipeline, dedicated to new musicals. You can watch this on The York Theatre's YouTube channel!
Full length online reading of Hay Fever- with a stellar cast! Produced by Theatre Now New York and Directed by J. Scott Lapp.
What's Her Line? was featured in the FIRST EVER West Coast Dramatist Guild Footlights! It was such an honor to be in a lineup celebrating Women's History Month!
A. J. wrote THREE of the EIGHT musicals featured in the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library's annual writing program! The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WnN8nxOYq8&list=PL1LGP-91vyr-dpIROi1SMj-UedTOnBIqn
Tulane University students presented an online performance of A. J.'s musical "Fables," written with Dimitri Landrain!
A. J. was selected to join the Theatre Now New York Writers Lab! She is developing Noël Coward's Hay Fever and other musicals in the lab!
A full presentation about the source material for the Hal Prince musical! A. J. sang the title song, the event also featured Broadway legend Loni Ackerman! Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.
Reading of this brand new musical, written with Dimitri Landrain. NYU.
An evening of new songs- A. J. presented a song from her new musical based on Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" and also sang "The Sky Is The Limit!"
A. J.'s musical "Derailed" was performed by a world class cast! Signature Theatre.
Sang songs by the brilliant Jon Bauerfeld/Melissa Weisbach and Kate Douglas/Jason Weisinger!