Homeless (the musical)

Clip from the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival workshop production of #HomelessTheMusical.

After escaping an abusive marriage, Matilda finds herself living on the streets. There she finds a family worth fighting for. Set in a Portland homeless camp. This was a staged workshop of a new musical about struggle and hope.



  • Book, music and lyrics by Alan Alexander III. Additional music & lyrics by Kathryn Grimm.
  • Director: Jon Garcia.
  • Music Director: Steve Cleveland.
  • Starring: Barbara Passolt, Bruce Jennings, Sami Yacob-Andrus, Myles Lawrence, Lindsay Reed, Kyle Urban.
  • The 'Homeless' Orchestra is: Steve Cleveland-piano, Kathryn Grimm-guitar, Leah Hinchcliff-bass, Edwin Coleman III-drums.
  • Sponsored in part through a generous grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Alan's Confectionery (the musical)

Clip from the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival workshop production of #AlansConfectionery. Click here for a closer look!

Alan's entrepreneurial spirit has navigated the family through the Great Depression and World War II. But at least one of his children is plagued with an unanswered question from the past... "What happened to Mama?”



  • Book, Music and Lyrics: Alan Alexander III.
  • Director: Brian Demar Jones.
  • Music Director: Steve Cleveland.
  • Cast: Seth Rue, Carmen Brantley-Payne, Josie Seid, Mariah Richardson, Chloe Hennessy, Lauren Steele, James Dixon, Cheryl Thompson, Irvin,Jerry Foster, Ernest Whaley, Reese Bowes.
  • Musicians: Steve Cleveland (piano), Mary Sue Tobin (sax), Leah Hinchcliff (bass), Ward Griffiths (drums). Transcriptions-Susan Peck.