Musical Theater Midlife Crisis

July 20, 2022

6:30pm – 7:45pm
El Segundo Library
Sue Carter Friends Community Room

111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main
El Segundo, CA 90245
Audience members are asked to wear a mask.

Please join Kim for an evening of stories, videos and original songs collected from my first year at NYU Tisch’s Musical Theater Graduate Writing Program. In her multi-media, musical presentation, Kim Bixler recounts the joys and challenges of returning to graduate school as a “mature student.” Catch Kim before one of her creations makes it to Broadway!!

How was Year One of her MFA program? What’s it like writing musical theater? And how is it going back to school 30 years after completing undergrad, and three months after her last child finished college? “I thought we were done with tuition payments,” her husband Tim said.

Kim Bixler is an author, playwright and public speaker. She published her latest book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, is featured in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years and appeared on NPR’s Here & Now in conjunction with Wright’s 150th Birthday celebration. (Sadly, Mr. Wright couldn’t make it.) In addition to her plays and musicals based on the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kim has written two other books, several short plays, a few mini musicals and monologues that are not about the architect. Kim graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and is currently enrolled at NYU Tisch’s Musical Theatre Graduate Writing Program (ending her 30-year-academic-gap year).