NOLA Studios in New York City is venturing to show what actually happened last month in the Rowan County clerk's office, as a comedic, parody musical.
The Kim Davis Project is the first part in a series of short musicals written and produced by three young performers in New York. The project was directed by Michael Callahan, with music & lyrics by Ethan Anderson, and a book by Charlie Johnson.
The project debuted at NOLA Studios in New York on October 3rd to an energetic audience that was ready to fall out of their seat laughing at the ridiculous interpretation of Kim Davis' story. The project features eight up-and-coming performers: Scott Cote, Michael Ehlers, Coleman Hernsath, Erin Kommor, Jared Loftin, Max Pallman, BenRedding, and Christine Smith.
Focusing on the Rowan County office staff, the short musical reveals a "Parks & Rec"-type dynamic among Davis' employers as they convince her to prevent a gay marriage in hopes of gaining publicity for their office and saving their own jobs. The musical flips the idea of Kim Davis upside-down, portraying her as a supporter of gay marriage who falls victim to the pressure of needing to save her office staff and wanting to create media attention as a source of income.
When speaking with Callahan, he defined The Kim Davis Project as being a "hilarious, unique experience" for viewers that provides "insight to Kim Davis' office" behind closed doors. The role of Kim Davis is played by a man, and the ridiculousness of her caricature allows the musical to indirectly mock her (and her office staff) in a whole new medium.
Check out the musical below! Because what better way to show love for Kim Davis than by sharing her story via musical theater and cross-dressing?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGic4HVpXLI&h=500