book and lyrics by Julia Izumi

music and lyrics by Grace Oberhofer

directed by Logan Reed

produced by hannah greene

Welcome to Bunny Isle, home to the happiest bunnies! And when they’re at their happiest moment in life they do the only logical thing: they end it. Speaking of life, pop superstar bunny, Mayda, loves hers. So when her fiance, Duane, proposes to be crushed by the weight of two tons of carrots together at their wedding, she has very, very last minute regrets, hops out of the way, and causes a Rabbit Revolution. In Hot Cross Buns, a twisted new musical, Mayda is forced to confront the meaning of life and what’s worth fighting for. Nothing fluffy about it.

Julia Izumi is a playwright, performer, and penguin.

Julia Izumi is a playwright, performer, and penguin. Her plays have been developed with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, WOW Cafe Theatre, New Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, Martin E. Segal Center, NY Society Library, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Brewing Dept., and Habitat Theatre Company, among others. She received an HB Studio First Floor Residency and was selected for the Theater Masters’ National MFA Playwrights Festival. MFA in Writing for Performance at Brown University (‘19).

Grace Oberhofer works as a composer, performer, sound designer, and music director in Brooklyn.

A Tacoma, WA native and a Tufts graduate, she’s worked with the Adirondack Theater Festival, New Ohio, and the Tank, among others. Current compositions include choral play trilogy ICONS/IDOLS (Opera America Discovery Grant recipient), musical After I Was Free, and A Doll’s House: A New Opera. Grace is also a current member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop.

Photo Credit: Emily Lambert, Make-up: Virna Acosta

Logan Reed is a New York based theatre director.

Select credits include Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play (Hawaii Theatre), Callie Kimball’s Hyena (FRIGID Festival), Gabriel Vega Weissman’s and Brian Reno’s Loose Canon (Scranton Shakespeare Festival/FringeNYC/SoHo Playhouse), Blake Bishton’s No Baby and Sarah DeLappe’s But I Digress (The Habitat), and Maria Irene Fornes’s Springtime (Williamstown). He has also collaborated with the playwrights Jeremy O. Harris, MJ Kaufman, Jessica Penzias, Josh Drimmer, Charles Gershman, Helen Banner, Julia Izumi, and Jacob Perkins. He is the assistant of playwright Terrence McNally and Creative Associate at Tom Kirdahy Productions.  B.A. Tufts University. Upcoming M.FA. Columbia University.

Photo Credit: Zack DeZon