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Joan Ross Sorkin Biography

Joan Ross Sorkin PhotoJoan Ross Sorkin (Librettist) is an opera librettist, playwright, and musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist. Operas: Strange Fruit, Premiere, Long Leaf Opera, New York City Opera's VOX, In Concert, Harlem School of the Arts in association with City Opera; White Witch, A Monodrama for Contralto and Percussion, Premiere, Symphony Space. Musicals: Monet, In The Theatre, The Real McCoy, Go Green! and Isabelle and The Pretty-Ugly Spell. Plays: (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story (Drama Desk nom. for Capathia Jenkins), The Survival Collection, Hamlet in Bensonhurst, The Confessional and others. Member, Dramatists Guild, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and ASCAP. (