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Directed and Conceived:

Quentin Madia

Book, Music, Lyrics:

Lauren Pelaia &
Quentin Madia



*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

THE PICHER PROJECT is a new musical that explores the rise and destruction of the now-abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma. Once the world’s largest producer of lead and zinc, Picher became the EPA’s #1 Superfund site, deeming it the most toxic place in America. Based on interviews, personal stories and historic events, the show covers the town’s 100-year history from the opening of the mines to the town’s demise. While grappling with losing their homes, the town is forced to confront their complicated political divide, unpredictable natural disasters, and environmentally caused illnesses. Through the lives of Picher citizens and the often forgotten experience of the Quapaw Nation, THE PICHER PROJECT shows the struggles of illness, pride, love and loss, ultimately asking the following questions: How do we take responsibility for our history? How do we treat the land we live on? How do we leave our home?

Production Team

Music Directors

Production Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Associate Director

Assistant Producer

Company Manager

Costume Design

Assistant Costume Design

Scenic & Props


Light & Projection

Marketing Director

Social Media








Quentin Madia
Lauren Pelaia & Irene Westfall

Rebecca L. Johnston*

Angela Lopes

Téa Einarsen

Angelica Gorga

Gracie Esmonde

Saawan Tiwari

Ariel Shira Kregal

Maren Prophit

Travis Wright

Quentin Madia

Mark Scoff

Megan Chacalos

David Darr

Irene Westfall

Caty Butler

Mae Roney

Meghan Doyle

Daniel DeGeorges


Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street NY, NY 10002

Thursday Sept. 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday Sept. 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Sept. 30 @ 7:30pm

Thursday October 5 
@ 7:30pm
Friday Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Oct 7 @ 7:30pm

Friday Oct. 13 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Oct. 14 @ 7:30pm
Sunday Oct. 15 @ 6pm

Thursday Oct. 19 
@ 7:30pm
Friday Oct. 20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday Oct 21 @ 7:30pm

Sponsors & Donations

Greg Bobrow, Joseph W. Sutton, Matthew Champagne, The Cyran Family, Anna Lisa Prata, David Plauck, Sue Maxam, Julia Kaufmann, Sydney Miller, Randy York, Terrence Schoenborn, Aidan Hulse, Caden Michalski, Anna Holland, Victor Bolano, Jean-Marie Atamian, Mayer Brown LLP, Michael Russo / Millstone Financial Group, Antreas G., Terri & Michael Madia, Dr. Laura Ancona and Dr. P.C. Wickremesinghe.


Equity Approved Showcase

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