David Lee White and Kate Brennan have accomplished something remarkable with “Clean Slate,” their new musical for Passage Theatre that opened last weekend at Rider University’s Yvonne Theater and continues next weekend, March 10 to 12, at Passage’s usual home, Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton.” – Read the full review in US 1 here. 

“Despite decades, perhaps centuries, of dire predictions about theater’s longevity, I just saw convincing evidence its future is assured. The proof was on stage every minute “ALiEN8,” a musical by Kate Brennan and David Lee White, was being performed at New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse last weekend.” – Read the full review in US 1 here.

ALiEN8 does not shy away from difficult themes, and, in this way, is an immensely important and relatable show for today…The script and music are brilliant, delving into issues that teens and families deal with every day with authentic dialogue and beautiful, emotion-filled music.” – Read the full review in Broadway World here.

“NEW HOPE, Pa. – Teens representing 14 high schools and middle schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting a taste of professional theatre this summer as members of the Playhouse Youth Company.” Read interviews with the cast of Bucks County Playhouse’s production of ALiEN8 here.

“For this issue, I chatted with playwright David Lee White and his composer/lyricist collaborator Kate Brennan on their project for young adult audiences.” Read the full article by Stephen Kaplan in The Dramatist here.

“We are also developing and producing a new musical called Clean Slate with music by Kate Brennan, a book by David Lee White, and orchestrations by Josh Totora. This show highlights a diverse chorus of young people from various backgrounds and gender identities.” Read the season announcement from Ryanne Domingues at Passage Theatre in American Theatre Magazine here.

“With its overlook to the Assunpink creek, the bridge dividing the path, and a cool breeze running through the crowd, a troupe of performers who went through 27 hours of boot camp gave an acoustic read-through of the first showing of Passage’s next success story: Clean Slate.” Read more about the Clean Slate workshop here.

Read the complete list of the 2021 MAP Fund Grantees (including The Infinity Trilogy) here.

And just for fun, here are some humor pieces by Kate Brennan (sometimes with David Lee White.) Read them at McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies here.