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The View UpStairs @ The Lynn Redgrave Theatre!! 

So excited to announce my first New York production!! TIX ON SALE NOW:


The View UpStairs will open Off-Bway in February at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre with an incredible group of performers (Nathan Lee Graham Frenchie Davis Michael Longoria Jeremy Pope Doreen Montalvo Mann Taylor Frey Randy Redd Richard E. Waits Anthony Alfaro Benjamin Howes) and crew whose Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent blows my mind. I've spent the last 5 years putting everything I have artistically and emotionally into this show and trying to do justice to the story of the UpStairs Lounge- The show explores what has changed over the last 40+ years in the queer community -what we've gained and lost in the fight for equality, and if we're better off. In context of this current moment of cultural backlash and far-right extremism, not to mention the hate crime earlier this year at Pulse, I'm less sure than I've ever been of the answer to that question BUT... getting to create a new musical full of characters who are 3-dimensional, dirty, queer, decadent, fierce, and fucked up- has kept me going. I hope you'll come see the world we've created and join us at the UpStairs Lounge! X


PA Youth Congress/ The View UpStairs special performance

Pennsylvania Youth Congress is a youth-lead organization that does v important work in Pennsylvania advancing the civil rights/social justice movement for the LGBTQ community. They are hosting a **free** reception next Friday where the incomparable Nathan Lee Graham and I will be singing some songs from The View UpStairs. Come join us and support a great organization x

register for the event here:

ps shortly after writing this message my computer screen spontaneously burst into flames bc my mac looked at Nathan's iconic eyebrows and was like "I caaaaaaan't."


The View UpStairs

Invisible Wall's workshop presentation of The View UpStairs took place last week on 3/31 and 4/1. So proud of what we were able to create with only 2 1/2 weeks of rehearsal. It was the most creatively inspired I've ever felt & I loved my cast and creative team. Onward and upward!

The View UpStairs by Max Vernon

Dir: Scott Ebersold

Music Dir: Matt Aument

Choreo: Spencer Liff

Cast: Frenchie Davis, Nathan Lee Graham, Robin de Jesus, Ben Mayne, Doreen Montalvo, Justin Sargent, Jason Tam, Clarke Thorell, Michael Winther.






Featured in the Nov/Dec issue of the Dramatist 

Who is that forlorn looking woman in the dramatist magazine? Faye Dunaway in Network?

Time for a new headshot!


The View UpStairs @ Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat

Excited to keep working on my musical, The View UpStairs, at Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat this August.

more info on the projects/writers here: