Happy to be a part of this group of crazies.
The Mecca Flats was an infamous apartment complex that existed between the years of 1893 and 1952. Originally built for the Chicago World's Fair to be the most luxurious hotel in the city, it quickly turned into one of the worst slums after the economy went bust. The Mecca became a continual source of gossip in the papers as people were murdered in violent love affairs, jazz musicians and eccentric artists took up residence in the building, and the population swelled to nearly two thousand (from a max capacity of 400). Inside Mecca Flats, is a song-cycle chronicling the tenants' shifting social & political dynamic within the building over a 60 year period.
Excited to keep working on my musical, The View UpStairs, at Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat this August.
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