I took a trip to the East Coast to the Virginia Stage Company's theatre in Norfolk, VA for this design. Technically a musical, but the score has open sections without scoring and the director, music director and I had the challenge to fill the play and add to the mysticism of the world we were creating. The women were more than women at church on Sunday. They called back to the deities of Africa, to the queens and archetypes they had been. And it was magical to take part in such a journey. I don't believe I have ever sat in an audience for a preview and been more taken with the audience's experience of this work, and I greatly hope to work with these people again.