Leah Lax

Librettist for Uncovered

I found working with Lori Laitman to be the best kind of collaboration, the kind you dream of. Lori literally beat out the rhythm of my words, then set them so that they melded with the music, belonged with the music, in a balance so perfect, a connection so natural, the audience could discern every word. Uncovered is based on my memoir. During that magical process, I’d answer the phone to find I was the first to hear new music. Without verbal description, with music her purest language of emotion, she played and sang from her scribbled notes then asked, “Is this how you felt? How you feel?”