© 2012-2014 by Alice Shapiro. All Rights Reserved
OUR MISSION is to stimulate, inspire, amaze and entertain musical theatre audiences
by blazing new special effects and enigmatic paths that are designed to enhance emotional
experience while exploring the social consciousness of mental illness and self- bullying.
It’s all about recovering.
What’s Upstairs? the Musical is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of What’s Upstairs?, the Musical must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax- deductible to the extent permitted by law.
from Act I, Sc. 1 Workshop
Featured in the March/April 2014 issue of
THE DRAMATIST Magazine
What’s Upstairs, Isabella? Hungry to be a famous dancer, a high school teen first
has to fight her phantom alter-ego, whose hatred of change stops her from winning
the coveted prize.
Based on a true story.
A NEW Musical
I wish you the best for What’s Upstairs? It is a stunning work. I will follow its progress with great interest and envy. –Cliff Jones, composer
“Totally free. Forever
and ever!” Buona
fortuna! Break a leg!
–Mario Fratti, Nine
until that A-ha moment.
I absolutely loved it!
It makes me think
of Tennessee Williams -
the depth, the great deep sadness of life reaching out through struggle.