ABOUT


ReSi is a social dramatic original musical inspired by true-to-life events, eclectically woven together about topics that society tends to misunderstand or avoid: Sexuality, Sexual Assault, & Suicide.

WE ALL HAVE AN UNTOLD STORY

IN THE DEPTHS OF THE UNTAINTED SOUL, GUILT, SHAME, & CONFLICT WILL HIDE TRUTH.

THE TRUTH WE KNOW, BUT DON'T TALK ABOUT.
IT'S TIME WE START TALKING. ~MOKITA

PLOT

Resi has meticulously re-sculpted her delicate and immeasurable scars, crafting an outer shell of
confidence, poise, charisma and beauty. But as she chases love, her father’s acceptance, and her place in the world, her past continues to crack its veneer. Caught between the traumas of her past and the realization that her future may hold everything she fears, Resi must find the strength to accept a life that she never expected.

CHARACTERS

RESI, [LEAD / PRINCIPAL]: (MEZZO, BELTER) the daughter of Bossten and Brogan Lient, Resi strives to be better than her best as she competes for her fathers approval. She is a 24-year old poised, intelligent, hardworking, and classically beautiful woman who can also be a bit guarded. She is dominated by shame and quilt as she works endlessly to keep a balance between wanting to make her father happy and avoiding the guilt of her mother's suicide, denying feelings of shame about her attraction for the newly hired specialist, Brandi, and personal blame she secretly holds about a date-rape . After graduating college, she joined her family's firm as a marketing specialist. She lives on her own in a studio apartment in East Lyme, Connecticut and is a vegetarian.  

BOSSTEN, [PRINCIPAL]: (BARITONE) The husband of Brogan and  father of Resi, he is 39 & 49 years old, respectively, (2010-2020) and the successful business co-owner of Social Dimensions. He enjoys making money and being right. A bright and hardworking man, he can also be a bit rude, arrogant, and awkward, using humor when he feels uncomfortable. He believes there is an exact order to life and he has little tolerance for anyone who steps outside those boundaries and struggles with emotional intelligence.

BROGAN, [PRINCIPAL]: (MEZZO) The 38 year old wife of Bossten Lient, mother of Resi, and executive marketing director of Social Dimensions. She is an intelligent, bold, and a loving woman. Her life is dominated by anxiety and suicidal ideations. Suffering in silence, she is witty; using humor as a distraction to her pain. A master of self-deception, things take a turn for the worse when she refuses to acknowledge finding herself attracted to a now estranged woman, Samantha. Unable to accept the feelings she experiences, she unknowingly pushes others away, including those she loves the most. She writes to keep her thoughts preoccupied, but when Brogan's repressed feelings take control, she decides to take that secret to her grave.  

BRANDI, [PRINCIPAL]: (MEZZO) A 25 year old young woman who is full of optimism and tends to have a fatalistic and a relativist mentality. She doesn’t openly share her feelings or private life with others, but has no problem speaking out, but sometimes becomes tongue-tide around Resi.  She doesn't seem to take life too seriously. She works for Resi's father, Bossten at Social Dimensions and finds herself falling in love with Resi, but is secretive and cautious about crossing any boundaries that could interfere with their friendship. Unsure of Resi's feelings and confused by many of her actions, Brandi just goes along for the ride. When her feelings for Resi become overwhelming, a serious accident interferes with her ability to tell Resi how she feels.  

DEVON, [SUPPORTING]: (ALTO) A woman in her mid to late forties. She was hired by Social Dimensions shortly before the death of Brogan. She has a candid relationship with Bossten and is somewhat of a Den Mother with a twist.. She is confident, outspoken, sarcastic, funny, and protective of those she cares about. She doesn't have much of a filter. She loathes Luke and likes marijuana.

LUKE LISPEN, [SUPPORTING]: (TENOR) A 27 year old, charming, arrogant pompous opportunist; who will exploit any circumstance to gain immediate advantage over anything that will benefit him. He works for Bossten as a marketing specialist and is favored by Bossten. He is manipulative and alluring and easily fools most people with his charisma. Luke works diligently to make it appear that he is the best at everything and resorts to immature tactics when Bossten is not looking. 

YOUNG RESI, [SUPPORTING]: (MEZZO-SOPRANO) Young Resi Ann Lient, is the young teen child of Brogan and Bossten Lient. She is inquisitive and full of energy, optimism, kindness, and love. She enjoys dancing, talking, and making people smile. 

SAMANTHA, [FEATURED CAMEO]: (MIXED) The estranged woman who worked for Social Dimensions. ALSO: Patient#1, Employee#1, and Doctor#1. 

DR. KRIS KNOZLOT, [FEATURED CAMEO]: (MIXED) A Psychiatrist. ALSO: Police Officer and Employee#2

MUSICAL NUMBERS


ACT I:

PRELUDE             STILL HERE                          

SCENE 1               HER STORY                          

SCENE 2               NO MORE PAIN                       

SCENE 3               PROUD                                       

SCENE 4               UNTOLD STORY                  

SCENE 5               MAYBE                                        

SCENE 6               OUT OF TIME               

SCENE 7               DESTINY                              

SCENE 8               LISTEN                     

SCENE 9               UNTOUCHABLE                                     

SCENE 10             TAKEN               

SCENE 11             YESTERDAY IS MY TODAY      

ACT II:                 

SCENE 12               JUST A LITTLE BIT GAY             

SCENE 13               FRIENDSHIP ZONE                  

SCENE 14               EMBRACE                                      

SCENE 15              I KNOW YO U WANT ME                        

SCENE 16               NEVER A YOU & ME                                                   

SCENE 17               TELL HER                               

SCENE 18               REAL                                           

SCENE 19               SO SORRY                                

SCENE 20              PROUD (REPRISE)                      

SCENE 21               SOARING                                   

SCENE 22               SHOW ME                                 

SCENE 23               MOTHER F**KER                   

SCENE 24              THE GIFT                         

SCENE 25              FINALE (REPRISE)                    


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