ABOUT OUR SHOW
What's The Show About?
Rising in Love is the modern day coming-of-age story about interracial Jewish couple Rosie and Scott, their fears and anxieties surrounding marriage, and the friends and family who help them learn what it takes to rise in love.
What's The Musical Like?!
Take Cole Porter and have him write The Fantasticks for millennials. Voila! You have Rising in Love, the lively and big-hearted new musical that will delight you and have you humming long after the performance. This playful and lovable new musical with beautifully lyrical and singable music explores growth, compromise, relationships, communication, and what it means to grow up and find love in today's world.
MEET OUR TEAM
Rory Michelle Sullivan
Moira Lo Bianco
Rising in Love is excited to have welcomed additional team members for our developmental staged reading production, produced by ish, driving Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli Arts and Culture, and presented by Cincy Fringe on June 17, 2021. Sign up for creator Rory Michelle Sullivan's email list for updates on future workshops and productions.
Help Develop Rising in Love
Your donation will be used for development of the show and to ready us for a fully staged production.
Rory Michelle Sullivan, creator of Rising in Love, is a fiscally sponsored artist through Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Rory Michelle Sullivan must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your support of the arts is extremely appreciated.
The Back Story
Since she was a teenager, songwriter, composer, and lyricist Rory Michelle Sullivan has created art that helps people access healthier ways of relating. Her high school music theory project became one of the songs for the musical, beginning Rory Michelle’s career in writing fun, authentic, sincere, and alive music that speaks to the heart. With the addition of Moira Lo Bianco’s brilliant harmonies and arrangements, Jonathan Shanes' inspired composing, and Erica Riddick's playful dramaturgy magic, the musical Rising in Love has grown up from a collection of Rory Michelle’s songs to a project with a life of its own.
Be a Part of It
This is a critical juncture in the lifecycle of Rising in Love. Where we are now - the development phase - is where the work is created, workshopped, revised, and reworked until it is ready for a full production. Your support today will enable us to take the next major steps – completing revisions to the script and score and getting the show ready for its first fully staged production.
Be in Touch
Want to be a part of the Rising in Love community? Have questions or connections to help move us forward? We'd love to hear from you.