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Produced by JEN SANDLER + JOE BARROS

BORDERS

book / music / lyrics by

JANINE McGUIRE

+ ARRI LAWTON SIMON

Based upon the motion picture The Bubble
Written by Eytan Fox + Gal Uchovsky

Directed by Eytan Fox

Live Performances by

Omer Shaish (Voca People)

Arri Lawton Simon

Borders tells the story of two men, an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian, who fall in love during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s. Based upon the motion picture The Bubble, this daring new musical examines the borders we construct within society and within ourselves. Romantic and provocative, Borders pulses with energy, urgency, and hope for a more peaceful world.

McGuire & Simon (Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon) are a NYC-based musical theatre writing team, 2017-2018 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows, and members of the BMI Advanced Workshop.  Their immersive musical Express premiered at the New York Transit Museum in 2015, was re-mounted in 2017, and was recently expanded at New York Film Academy.  Their commissioned TYA musical Kibby The Space Dog premiered in March 2018 at Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center.

SUEÑOS 

book / music / lyrics by 

JESSE SANCHEZ

additional music + orchestrations by 

JEFF CHAMBERS

Live Performances by

Roberto Araujo

Jason Hurtado

Sandra Marante

Amanda Robles

Sueños: Our American Musical follows three generations of a Mexican-American family as they confront challenges, make sacrifices, break cycles, and celebrate community in their pursuit of the American Dream. 

Sueños: Our American Musical had a developmental reading in 2018 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab

Bill Rauch, Artistic Director

Amrita Ramanan, Director of Literary Development/Dramaturgy

Jesse Sanchez (Bookwriter, Composer, Lyricist) is a pioneer of new Latinx works in musical theater and is a nationally recognized composer, music director, and Grammy Nominated educator (2014). Jesse is currently in residence as the Producing Music Supervisor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a Tony Award-winning organization that stands as one of the preeminent destinations for American regional theatre. Most notably he served as the music assistant to Tony Award Winner, Alex Lacamoire and the first national tour of Hamilton. Jesse has also worked with Dominick Amendum and Stephen Schwartz on the world premiere musical, The Prince of Egypt. He has worked on many musicals, plays with music, and new works for numerous regional theaters including Arizona Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theater Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. www.jessejsanchez.com

Jeff Chambers (Additional Music/Orchestrations) As a composer, arranger and orchestrator, Jeff Chambers can be found in the world of musical theater, film and media while constantly expanding to other genres. It is his eclectic approach to music that has given him the reputation of being a creator of fresh and exciting music. In 2013, one of his arrangements was recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as a "Mind-Blowing Cover”. In 2016 he received the bronze medal in the Seattle Composers Alliance international call for scores with his string quartet, "Whitewater". He was the recipient of the "Best Score" award in the 2016 Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Festival and his score for the film “Crowbar” has won numerous awards around the globe. In August of 2018, he served as a music assistant to a new musical called, Once Upon a Rhyme shortly before it was produced at NYU. www.jeffchambersmusic.net

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