Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons

Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Book by Melvin Tunstall III

3W, 1M

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for the world, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Productions

Jenny Wiley Theatre, Pikeville, KY, 2016

Queens Theatre, New York, 2016

World Premiere, Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT, 2016: dir. Christine O'Grady

Readings/Workshops

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2016: dir. Nate Bertone

Workshop, NYC, 2015: dir. Amy Corcoran