Small Farm Productions presents
a new musical

12 steps
6 friends
1 story

of rebellion & redemption
at the end of an era.

An artistic rendering of a bottle of vodka  in modern art style


Downtown New York City, the late 1980s.
On St Mark’s Place, the ambitious and charismatic designer Nathan Rose chairs a twelve-step meeting. Nathan is dedicated to a lively bunch of addicts on the brink of recovery. As they grapple with alienation, loss, and addiction, friends grow closer and lovers collide. With his charming and sensitive partner, Luigi, at his side, the caring but flawed Nathan leads Anna, Angel, Jack, and Sugar along the rocky path of recovery and redemption.


From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, Greenwich Village was a mecca for artists, rebels, musicians, and lovers who embraced the counter-culture. Freedom of expression, creative exuberance, and Black and Queer pride pervaded local shops, restaurants, and clubs. The Christopher Street Pier, surrounded by some of the first gay and lesbian bars, became a home for queer people to express their style, sexuality, and love. The Village was also a hub of public art, experimental performance, and activism.

Alongside this bohemian haven, greater New York was experiencing a rise in gentrification and income inequality. As homelessness increased, Mayor Ed Koch cut funding for public services and skyscraper developers moved in to capitalize on the neglect. The culture of The Village began to shift, as metropolitan elite pushed out lower-income residents. John Strausbaugh in “The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues: A History of Greenwich Village,” reports the West Village “had emptied out of gay residents, either because they died or because they moved out of what had become a death zone, that’s when the straight people moved in. It was weird…all these little apartments got bought up and the rich started moving in.”

HIV and AIDs, then mysterious conditions afflicting mostly gay men, added the specter of death. Inadequate research funding, homophobia, and government indifference impeded efforts to understand the disease and treat the sick. Indifference or paranoia permeated the mainstream public as the number of sick and dying began to skyrocket.

With so much at stake, activists fought prejudice and social apathy. Community became more essential. Twelve Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and NA and MA (for narcotics and marijuana), provided safe spaces and fellowship for people battling addiction.

Some suffered doubly. A bulletin released by the Narcotics Anonymous World Service Board of Trustees said, “The paradox of this disease, like the disease of addiction itself, is the need to belong while already feeling separated. Although we all live with the life-threatening disease of addiction, those of us with HIV and AIDS sometimes have a heightened awareness of living just for today. We may all gain from sharing and being open toward an understanding of new aspects of powerlessness and surrender.”

In New York, a rare bastion of hope for AIDS patients was the famed Greenwich Village Catholic hospital, St. Vincent. Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1849 to care for the poor, the hospital and its nuns stood on the front lines of the cholera epidemics which devastated the most vulnerable New Yorkers throughout the late 1800s. In the 1980s, St. Vincent’s nurses faced HIV, a new infectious disease epidemic, and once again proved willing to care for members of a shunned group, despite an ideological opposition to homosexuality. Strausbaugh writes, “Beds overflowed, until even the corridors were commandeered, with masking tape on the floor designating ‘rooms.’ It would be likened to a military hospital in a war zone and be referred to as the ground zero of AIDS.”

Musically, New York in the 1980s witnessed a blizzard of genre-defying new forms. A more raw punk sound fused with an echo of 1960s classic rock. An underground scene of experimental jazz-adjacent music trended at small clubs like The Knitting Factory. The development of a uniquely New York style of house music and “club kid” culture flourished as disco orchestras were swapped out for syncopated drum beats and synthesizers. Ballroom, drag balls, and vogue, a stylized dance first created by black and Latino gays in the 1960s, came to the attention of mainstream culture.


Soho High // Demo Unmixed Unmastered

Angel recalls the moment her world came crashing down.

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To Find You // Demo Unmixed Unmastered

Angel confides in Anna to go easy on Jack.

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Highway Love // Demo Unmixed Unmastered

Sugar expresses her complex relationship with her one remaining addiction.

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Adam Hunter*

ADAM HUNTER was Feuilly/Marius in the 10th Anniversary Broadway production of LES MISERABLES. His favorite role was playing Mother’s Younger Brother in both the Broadway and 1st National tour or RAGTIME. Adam was in the original Broadway company of Baz Luhrmann’s LA BOHEME. Adam was Timon in THE LION KING. After moving to Los Angeles, he has become a force in the world of interior design where he is featured regularly in Architectural Digest.

Jacob Gutierrez*

Jacob currently can be found performing in Aladdin on Broadway, where he has had the pleasure of playing the title role! Other regional favorite credits include The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), The Little Mermaid (Flotsam), Cinderella (Prince Christopher), and Aladdin in Aladdin: The Musical Spectacular on Disney Cruise Line. TV: Dear Edward (Apple TV+), Bull (CBS). Oklahoma City University graduate

Brennyn Lark*

Brennyn Lark is an NYC based singer/ actress. Past credits include: Catherine Parr (Six Broadway), Eponine (Broadway revival of Les Miz), Deena Jones (West End revival of Dreamgirls), Tzippotah (The World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s The Prince of Egypt). She recently did the Pre-Broadway production of the new Louis Armstrong musical playing one of his wives, Alpha Smith. She appeared on Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Brennyn has also performed the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden numerous times, has performed in Tokyo, and has stepped into the wellness space, as she is extremely passionate about assisting the collective in aligning with their highest truth!
IG: @Brennynlark @larksnest__

Juwan Crawley*

Juwan made their New York debut in the original cast of Spamilton, an award-winning, Off-Broadway musical revue that spoofed Hamilton and earned them a nomination for the Clive Barnes award. At the age of 22, Casey Nicholaw created a role on Broadway for Juwan in Aladdin where they stoodby for the Genie, and where they made history as the youngest person ever to play the role, and the first non-binary person to portray the character. They were also cast by Tina Fey in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Juwan, also known as Impress in the music world, debuted their first EP, Becoming, at City Winery and is currently the midst of releasing their second EP, Champagne Chronicles, which they made with some of the top Producers and Engineers in the music industry.

Pierre Marais*

Pierre Marais, born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Broadway: Aladdin. Film/TV: Scorpion King 2 (Netflix), Black Beauty (Disney+), Wake of Death. Nat'l Tours: Aladdin, A Chorus Line, Flashdance. Love to DGRW. For my incredible parents, who taught me love and language.

Morgan Reilly*

Morgan Reilly is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for her "alien" vocals and a pen that transcends genres. Also known as Hummingbird, Morgan has performed in the Broadway, National Tour, and Las Vegas companies of “Freestyle Love Supreme.” One of three winners of international pop star Jessie J’s Rose Challenge, she opened for Jessie at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Morgan’s original music can be found on all streaming platforms.  
IG/TikTok: @iammorganreilly



Robert Ian Kaufelt

Robert Ian Kaufelt (“Rob”) spent 45 years in food, the last 30 as the proprietor of Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street. After selling the business, he turned to other passions: writing and composing. His latest album,“How The Other Half Lives” was released in 2023, under the handle AC Rose, so named for his kids: Jacob Alan, Julian Charles, and Jacqueline Rose. Rob and his wife Nina Planck Kaufelt (and the kids) live in Greenwich Village. This is his first musical. “The musical 'SoHoHigh' started with a song. By day, I toiled behind the cheese counter on Bleecker Street. By night, I wrote an album about downtown New Yorkers. The title track, 'SoHo High', paints a riotous scene of glamorous people living the fast life.”  
—Robert Ian Kaufelt, January 2024

Each friend I’ve lost was an extraordinary person, not just to me, but to hundreds of people who knew their work and their fight…. Their war was against ignorance, the bankruptcy of beauty, and the truancy of culture. They were people who hated and scorned pettiness, intolerance, bigotry, mediocrity, ugliness, and spiritual myopia; the blindness that makes life hollow and insipid was unacceptable. They tried to make us see.
—Cookie Mueller, American actor and journalist (1949-1989)


Alexander Robertson // Executive Producer

Alexander Robertson of Emlex Entertainment serves as Executive Producer for the SoHo High reading. Alexander is a two-time Tony Award®-nominated producer, creative, and co-founder of DMQR Productions. Alexander’s producing credits include: Broadway: The Wiz (Nat’l Tour/2024 Revival), New York, New York; A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical; and The Piano Lesson (2022 Revival). Off-Broadway: Kinky Boots; Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas; and Fairycakes. Upcoming projects include: Smash;  The Show on the Roof; and Yasuke: The Black Samurai. Alexander graduated from The Hartt School, University of Hartford with a BFA in Music Theatre and minor in Performing Arts Management. He aspires to continue to bring a positive and unique perspective to the ever-evolving entertainment industry.

Brian Binsack // Creative Producer

Brian began