Sky Pony: Raptured (Studio Production)

October 25–28, 2012
USAWorld Premiere
In an isolated paradise, a young girl is raised to believe she’s the messiah. But when she discovers her sensuality through the power of music, her spiritual certainty turns to doubt.
Meet the Artists

Kyle Jarrow is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician who creates work for the stage, film, and television. He won an OBIE  for his musical A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant. Other theater pieces include The Consequences, Hostage Song, Gorilla Man, and  Whisper House. Kyle wrote the film “Armless”, adapted from his play of the same name, which was an official selection of Sundance Film Festival. More on Kyle at

Lauren Worsham (Actor) is a Tony-nominated actress and singer. She was nominated for a Tony and won Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for the role of ‘Phoebe' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014 Tony winner for Best Musical). Recently she recurred on multiple episodes of The CW's Valor. She was seen in New York City Center’s gala production of Sunday in the Park with George and the Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and Big River. Other favorite roles include ‘Lisa' in Dog Days at Montclair Peak Performances, Fort Worth Opera and LA Opera for director Robert Woodruff; ‘Flora' in Turn of the Screw at New York City Opera for Sam Buntrock; ‘Amy’ in Where’s Charley? at Encores! for John Doyle; ‘Cunegonde' in New York City Opera's Candide, and ‘Olive' in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Lauren performs frequently in concert at Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Caramoor, Merkin Hall, Oregon Bach Festival, Galapagos Art Space and New York City Opera's VOX. Lauren placed second in the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya competition. She’s a founding member of the band, Sky-Pony. More at

Peter Cook (Director) is a Brooklyn-based writer, director and performer. Directing: Never Sleep Alone (Virgin Voyages), Game Play (Ars Nova), Just Right, Just Now (Lesser America), Sky Pony: Raptured (Play Co.), Twelfth Night (Stella Adler), The Tempest (Porpentine), Sailor Man (NY Int’l Fringe – Outstanding Play), Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub), The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (The Brick). Peter is a Drama League directing fellow, and the Literary & Humanities Manager at Theatre for a New Audience.

David Blasher (Cello, Narrator) started playing cello in fourth grade because his friend Seth chose it. David didn’t know what a cello was or even how to spell it;  nor did he know it was a crush on Seth he was feeling. Of the many languages David knows – theater, law, Excel – music continues to be one of the most  transcendent and nourishing. Being part of Sky-Pony unites the music and the crush. Kisses to JWH.

Megan Stern (Actor) is an actor, creator, and big fan of PlayCo. Her work has been seen at The Public Theater, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, Walkerspace, BAX, and HERE Arts Center, as well as the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, and the Kennedy Center. Her award-winning solo show “Upline: It’s Not a Show, It’s an Opportunity” will have its New York debut in 2023.

Jessie Suzuki (Backing Vocals) was last seen performing many years ago, but she has fond memories of musical theater in high school and in college. These  days she gets her music fix from Sky-Pony and from conducting the Gospel Girls at Nightingale-Bamford School. Until recently she was a classroom teacher, but  she has taken the plunge and is transitioning into the field of clinical psychology. Love and appreciation to Tom and to her super-talented band-mates.

Kevin Wunderlich is a guitarist, bassist and composer living in New York City.  In addition to playing with Sky-Pony, he spends most of his time living within the sordid hellscape of confrontational noise rock band Couch Slut (Handshake Inc. Records), the ethereal realm of avant-rock band Voice Coils (Shatter Your Leaves Records) and also co-leads the experimental black metal band Epistasis (Crucial Blast Records).

Andrew Boyce(Set Designer) Recent NY credits: Red Handed Otter (by Ethan Lipton - Playwrights Realm), Dreams of Falling, Dreams of Flying (by Adam Rapp  - Atlantic Theatre Company), A Kid Like Jake (The New School), The Judy Show (Daryl Roth 2), The Sporting Life (Studio 42), Whore, and The Ones That Flutter  (Summer Play Festival). Regional: Westport Playhouse, Asolo Rep, Yale Rep, Williamstown, Curtis Opera, Magic Theatre (SF), Theatreworks (CA), Portland Center Stage, Bay Street Theatre, Syracuse Stage, American Players, The Wilma, among many others.

Brian Tovar (Lighting Designer) Recent NYC: Rio, Les Enfants De Paris, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, and Street Lights (NYMF), The Lapsburgh Layover, and  Factory Girls (Ars Nova), Just Cause, and Follow Me Down (Flea), Veritas, Vote!, and Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (Fringe), Spidermusical (Mint),  The Bikinis (QTIP), Accidentally, Like a Martyr (The Wild Project), The Wendy Complex (MITF, Outstanding Lighting Design). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing  (Two River Theatre), Northern Stage, Revision Theatre, Denver Center Theatre. Broadway Assistant to: HAIR, Passing Strange, and 39  Steps.

David Sanderson (Sound Designer) David is a NYC based designer whose recent credits include: The Consequences, Behind the Music, and Rated P for  Parenthood. His recent credits as an Associate Designer include (B-Way): An Enemy of the People, The Lyons, Don't Dress for Dinner, Other Desert Cites, The  Normal Heart, Born Yesterday, Arcadia, Good People, Elling, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Behanding in Spokane, and 33 Variations.

Brooklyn band Sky-Pony leads you through her story with their lush, cheeky, indie-pop sound.

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Created by

Kyle Jarrow & Lauren Worsham

Songs and Text by

Kyle Jarrow

Directed by

Peter James Cook


Emcee, Keyboard, Backing Vocals – Kyle Jarrow Sky, Lead Vocals – Lauren Worsham Cello, Narrator – David Blasher Fern, Backing Vocals – Megan Stern Backing Vocals – Jessie Suzuki Guitar – Kevin Wunderlich Drums – Perry Silver Bass – Eric Day

Set Design

Andrew Boyce

Lighting Design

Brian Tovar

Sound Design

David Sanderson

Vocal Arrangements

Jessie Suzuki, Lauren Worsham & Kyle Jarrow

Projection Arts

Chris & Quin Krovatin

Production Stage Manager

Katie Kavett


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