World Premiere My Gypsy by Will Gordon Institute for Musical Theatre “Gemma Whelan’s direction is impeccable,...” “...a genuine achievement for Gordon and his collaborators.” Marin Independent Journal “...outclasses most contemporary musical theater.” Jeff Kaliss “...has the polish of a fabulous show.” Mill Valley Herald “Working with Gemma Whelan has been one of the best theater experiences of my career as a music director. She was consistently creative, resourceful, flexible, and positive in her relationships with actors and production staff.” Linda Worsley; Musical Director, My Gypsy “Without question, Gemma Whelan has been the best director I have ever had the pleasure of working with. With dedication, insight, and thoughtfulness, she was able to transform the script and help the cast realize their potential. She is a delight to work with.” Will Gordon; Writer and composer, My Gypsy
Explores the hidden world of the Roma. Yelena has to decide whether to yield to tradition by accepting an arranged marriage and work as a fortune teller, or sever tribal ties by striking out on her own.