Creative Team

Monica L. Patton

Book and Lyrics



Ms. Patton is the author of the new musical Love & Southern Discomfort (formerly known as “The Inheritance: Love, Drugs & Southern Discomfort”). She has been with the company of The Book of Mormon Second National Tour since its inception in 2012. She has worked with such notables as Jesse Norman, Diahann Carroll, and Freda Payne. She covered Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s’ Cinderella and sang opposite Jon Secada as the Narrator in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Her other credits include; Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, and Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Little Ham. National Tours: Disney’s The Lion King, Annie 30th Anniversary. She is also the author of a book entitled “Beautiful Carnage”.

“The United States of America is in the thralls of a cultural revolution. Why should Broadway be spared? LASD is showcasing a unique Black perspective. It is an engaging story of an old-money family, told through the prism of love lost, addiction, undiagnosed mental illness, and a harrowing family secret. Black, white or other - that's everyone's family.”

Bobby Daye

Music and Lyrics


Mr. Daye wrote the music and lyrics for, and is a producer of, Love & Southern Discomfort. Bobby has a career that has crossed into stage, film, t.v. and radio. He most recently toured with Aladdin. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, The Wiz and The Book of Mormon. He is also a recipient of an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the 2010 NYMF production of The Great Unknown. As a songwriter, he penned the theme song to the ABC-TV soap Loving, which was performed by Johnny Mathis. He was a 9-time male vocalist winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and has appeared on television in Law and Order and ED (among others).

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Tamara Tunie


TONY AWARD winner Tamara Tunie starred for 21 seasons as Medical Examiner Dr. Melinda Warner in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.“


Ms. Tunie has also starred in, directed and produced countless stage, film and television productions. Ms. Tunie was on the producing team responsible for the Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening.” She also produced August Wilson’s Tony Award nominated “Radio Golf”, and “Magic vs Bird”. . In film, Ms. Tunie has worked with several of the most respected directors of the screen, including Robert Zemekis, Taylor Hackford, Brian De Palma, Kasi Lemmons, Harold Becker and Oliver Stone.

Adam Slater


Mr. Slater is a Toronto-based attorney. After starting his legal career as a criminal prosecutor in Pittsburgh, he moved to Toronto and joined the largest law firm in Canada where he worked primarily on billion-dollar asset-backed securities offerings. He currently is in private practice.

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Written by 

Monica L. Patton & Bobby Daye  

Directed by 

Tamara Tunie 

Developed and Produced by

Patton Daye Slater Productions