An uncommon artist, Napua Davoy has produced these past few years a staggering amount of work in her first two staged productions The Stella Rising: an American Family Odyssey and MIAMI the musical.
A short time ago Brave Cool World was formed to produce jazz by back then mainly vocalist/pianist/songwriter Davoy. Her collaboration with Andrei Kondakov spawned 3 albums of mostly original music. Davoy's subsequent forays into theatre via avant-garde opera lead her to restudy classical voice, become an actress, then a playwright, then a composer. Both Stella and MIAMI comprise dramatic arias penned for their most harrowing moments. And the symphonic arrangements evoke choreography created by Ballanchine, Jerome Robbins and Alvin Ailey.
In Stella Rising, Davoy tells her story of growing up in the South. A short history of our coming into this modern world and shedding our former selves is told through the portrayal of her family. Davoy dawns 12 characters and weaves a fabric of memories through songs and monologue. Stella Rising has enthralled audiences since its first workshop performance in 2004. Recently in Edinburgh, Scotland the play had its world premier.
MIAMI is a full on musical, a romantic tragedy of a man who falls in love with two women with a full chorus of singing dancers, staged mainly in New York City in 1939. The Cuban/Miami connection promises lots of Latino based rhythms right up against the melodic beauty of late 19th century classical music.
Originally from Beaumont, Texas, Davoy looks forward to seeing MIAMI on Broadway. They grow their dreams really big in Texas!