THE HOPEFULS were a punk-political-satire band from the birthplace of America: Philadelphia, PA. John Chandler Hawthorne, Francesca Montanile, Jenna Strusowski, Sara Vanasse, and Michael T. Williams. Music Video by Born Lucky Studios. Active 2015-2016. More on The Hopefuls!

UArts/Pig Iron 'Dares' Festival. Lead Artist: Jenna Strusowski. Co-created with Francesca Montanile, Megan Thibodeaux, John Hawthorne, Alicia Crosby, Andalyn Young, and Riva Rubenoff.

'Sailing' from A New Brain. Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Accompanist: Dan DeLange.


Co-created and performed at the Pig Iron School. Kit Collins, Megan Thibodeaux, Andalyn Young, Johanna Kasimow.

Dear Diary LOL (2018) Review: “The girls dissect friend dramas and alternately cry and swoon over various crushes (most named Brian, all played to silent, clueless perfection by director Michael T. Williams).”

Dear Diary LOL (2018) Review: “Michael T. Williams got to play the “boys”. The way the male was characterized and brought to life by the girl’s words and the directors’ creativity, was simply divine. I laughed like an unblocking drain every time he made an appearance.”