Confessions of a Lounge Singer
Created by Dasan Ahanu
Confessions of a Lounge Singer is an exploration of the joy and pain of artistry. At the height of the ‘60s popular lounge singer Earl “Treetops” Johnson is struggling to hold onto his dreams, find love, and meet expectations set by those around him. Many artists come to find their voices in lounges or coffee shops, sharing their work at the open mic and gaining popularity with each new piece. They soon feel the tug of their passion at their soul. It leaves them seeking to balance the pull of their community and the city they made their name in, the struggle to find space for love and companionship, and the pursuit of their own aspirations and dreams. See Earl deal with his unrequited love for Songbird, his overbearing boss, City, and the challenge of being the hottest show in town. Come take this journey inside the soul of a poet…I mean lounge singer.
"Look at em Johnny. Last of a dying breed. Drunk on words. Lush just like his daddy. I’m his IV Johnny. I give him life." - City
This is a story full of vivid characters, musical performances, and brilliantly delivered spoken word.