Vanishing Girl: A New Musical

Bright college student Luciana has always felt invisible. She leans on her one best friend, crushes on the girl at the comic shop from afar, and toils at writing alone. Suddenly, Luciana acquires electricity-related superpowers and finds that, like a battery, she's slowly fading out. Can she figure out how to be seen before it's too late?

VANISHING GIRL is a powerful new musical by William Yanesh (music and lyrics) and Hope Villanueva (book) and directed by Eric Jordan Young about feeling invisible and learning you're not.

VANISHING GIRL has had preliminary readings and showcases at the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab and The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas. The early buzz has been great, but we are ready to take this show to the next level and need your help!

The Vanishing Girl team has big dreams for this original musical. From January 20 to January 29, 2023 the show will be in residence at Flying V, in Silver Spring, MD. While Flying V has generously donated the cost of the space for workshopping the show, as well as $5,000 to put toward contracting performers and musicians - creating new musicals isn't cheap! Overall, the expected total cost of this iteration of the project is closer to $10,400.

Black Box Theatre Reservation: $1,400
Anticipated Staffing Costs: $2,800
Anticipated Fees for Performers: $5,500
Anticipated Operating Costs: $700

Help bridge the gap! Your donations will help ensure that the entire team of actors, musicians, writers, and staff needed to fine-tune this exciting new work are paid equitably and have ALL the resources they need to succeed.

Thank you for your support!

Click below to check out some videos from the VANISHING GIRL performances at the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas and at the Flying V Bowties Gala this past October!


More information about Flying V: Flying V is a performing arts nonprofit in Montgomery County, Maryland, that creates nerd and pop culture-infused performances. We are known for larger-than-life moments on small stages and immersive world-building that connect audiences, regardless of medium, with the stories we tell as well as each other.

Fundraising team (2)

Flying V
Raised 235 $ from 6 donations
Bethesda, MD
Flying V
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Ricky Drummond
Team member
Raised 170 $ from 3 donations

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