Poster design by Caren Koh ’24

Libretto by Mira-Rose Kingsbury Lee ’24
Lyrics by LyLena Estabine ’24
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Directed by Victoria Gong ’23
Music Directed by Keagan Yap ’25
Produced by Clarissa Briasco-Stewart ’24, Olympia Hatzilambrou ’24, Ian Svetkey ’25, and Abigail White ’24

The Milk Made was the result of the HRG&SP Rewrite Project; see below for more information.


Alina Dong ’23
Caren Koh ’24
Kate Vandermel ’25
Chuck See ’22
Ines Hynett ’23
Michael Yin ’22
Lauren Baehr ’23
Lauren Xu ’24
Jennifer Su ’24
Lucy He ’23
Christina Li ’25
Julia Paolillo GSE

Wang Rou
Wang Zihao
Fu Hualin
Ho Win
Lackey / Boat Worker
Attendant / Lackey

Anarchist / Boat Worker


Hyuntae Choi ’24
Autumn Dorsey ’24
Lucas Walsh ’24
Susanna Freudenheim ’25
Yuen Ler Chow ’25
Evan Howard ’24
Kelly Liu ’25
Aurora Yin ’25
Oliver Cheng ’24
Aurora Yin ’25
Phoebe Barr ’24
Sophia Wang ’25
Ria Dhull ’24
Ryan Golemme ’23
Madison Shirazi ’23
Bettie Closs ’25
Caitlin Paul ’24
Caren Koh ’24
Nicole Calderon ’25
Chris Cantwell ’22

Assistant Music Director

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Set Designers

Paint Charges

Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Costume Designers

Assistant Costumers
Hair & Makeup Designer
Props Designer
Poster/Program Designer
Build/Paint Crew


Thomas Kaminsky
Janny Liao

Dora Woodruff

Nicole Mejía
Corinne Chung

Paul Tamburro

Saiajay Chigurupati

Dina Zeldin

Fiona Abney-McPeek
Laurel Barnett
Ari Firester

Justin Xu

Clarissa Briasco-Stewart

The HRG&SP Rewrite Project

Logo designed by Ria Dhull

The HRG&SP Rewrite Project was an opportunity for the Harvard community to create an original comic operetta in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan. The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players is an institution that has benefited from white supremacy in many ways, such as through the production of shows like “The Mikado,” which marginalizes the experiences and lives of people of color. We want to acknowledge that history and give a voice to people with identities misrepresented or unrepresented by G&S canon, while bringing new, contemporary stories to the stage. 

Two student writers, librettist Mira-Rose Kingsbury Lee and lyricist LyLena Estabine, co-wrote The Milk Made; or, The Friend of Anarchy, an original libretto, with new lyrics set to existing G&S music. This writing process took place over the course of two semesters (spring 2021 and summer 2021), and the students were mentored by industry professionals Amara Brady and Jessica Wu during the spring. The written show was staged in Spring 2022, as our community was still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amara (She/Her/Hers) is a generative artist & cultural dramaturg from Chicago. At the crux of her artistry is uplifting Black women and connecting underserved communities to theatrical experiences. Acting: Abduction (Atlantic Theater Co.), This Is Where We Go (MCC), Bernarda’s Daughters (The Lark), Annie Golden: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Co.), NYTW, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub & others. She’s a member of Joe Iconis & family. Playwriting: This is Where We Go (MCC), Last Ones First (Crux VR in association with Blair Russell Productions); When We Were gods (Blackboard collective + Kervigo Ensemble); Manic Pixie Dream Girls Aren’t Black (The Parsnip Ship), The Wickedness of Men or Love Songs for the End of the World (MTF + Broadviews on Broadway); inaugural member of the Showdogs playwriting collective, and a member of SHECreates NYC’s Myths and Legends program. Her work has been staged at The Drama League, The Dramatists Guild, Joe’s Pub, and The Wow Cafe Theatre. Producing: Theatre Communications Groups National Conference (2019). NYT’s Critic Pick,Jillian Walker’s SKiNFoLK (Associate Producer). YouTube series, ‘Skinny & White’ Aren’t Character Traits. In This Paper I’ll Explain. Resist, check your privilege, & then give some space to Women of Color & Trans Folx. Ashé to the ancestors. All Power to all people. Website: Instagram: @bradynotthebunch

Jessica Wu is an award-winning NYC-based playwright, director, songwriter, dramaturg, and actor-in-a-past-life. Her performance credits include the Broadway Revivals of Miss Saigon and A Chorus Line and she has crossed the US in a half-dozen National Tours, performed at Shakespeare in the Park, Radio City Music Hall, NYC Opera, Lincoln Center, with numerous Regional theatres, and in late-night sketches with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. Jessica has written a number of short-films and theatrical works, including two full-length musicals. “You, Me, I, We” has won several development awards (including The National Asian Artists Project’s Discover: New Musicals Series) and was a Finalist for Live & In Color’s Development Retreat, as well as a semi-finalist for The National Alliance of Musical Theatre’s O’Neill Conference. Upcoming is “Poupelle of Chimney Town”, a new-musical based upon the best-selling Japanese picture book of the same name. Currently in development, it’s slated to debut next season Off-Broadway. Jessica is an adjunct Theatre Professor at American University and has also spent the last several years in Non-Profit Arts Leadership as an Associate Artistic Director. Last fall she founded Inspirate Creative Consulting and Development, a practice dedicated to providing clients with purposeful creative coaching and open-hearted, collaborative development sessions for works in-process.