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The Ambition Bird

2003 Festival

Gwynn MacDonald

Music Director
Milton Granger

Victoria Clark, Timothy Jerome, Kevin O'Rourke and Carol Sirugo

Contact for Rights

Matthew Sheridan, 212-567-0480,

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Female): 1
Preferred Ensemble Size: 4
Total Cast Size: 5
Orchestra Breakdown:

piano, flute, double bass

Casting Notes:

all but 1 male are unseen (see note)

Genre & Style:

Search Set & Costume Registry


Enter the suburban Boston kitchen – and world – of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton in this riveting chamber musical. Home alone one windy night, estranged from family, haunted by memories, Anne turns to her art for solace and her imagination soars. Join the legendary housewife-turned-poet on her wild ride though the terrors and exhilarations of creative genius in this theatrical tour-de-force.

Festival Successes

Workshop productions at the Human Race Theatre Company (OH) in 2007 and the Cardiff International Musical Theatre Festival in Wales (UK).