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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present a reading of Missing Peace, a contemporary Native musical by Kalani Queypo and Kyle Puccia, May 23. The reading, which will follow a table reading and residency as part of the Retreat's Triple R program, will be directed by Devanand Janki (Little Girl Blue) with music direction by Yan Li. The cast includes Glenn Stanton (The Walking Dead), Brandi Porter (A Bronx Tale), and Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon).

In Missing Peace, Chase wakes up from a coma, but his past is a blur. Much to his family's surprise, he is happy and carefree until the dark memories flood back like quick cuts of a movie trailer that just don't add up.

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans said, “We supported Kyle and Kalani during the pandemic with a virtual residency, and it’s exciting to help bring their musical to life for a New York audience for the first time.”

Created in 2011, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat provides a sanctuary for writers to develop their musicals in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Visit


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