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produced + hosted by 

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jen sandler

PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

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wednesday - 1.20.21

FREE LIVE STREAM

@ 7PM ET

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NEW WORKS SERIES

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book     , music + lyrics by

JOE ICONIS

from the

tony-nominated writer of

BE MORE CHILL

IN A 1960S JUVIE HALL,

DELINQUENTS ARE CAUGHT BETWEEN

ERAS OF A CHANGING AMERICA

CREATING AN ALL-OUT

REVOLUTION IN THE INSTITUTION

Set in a 1960s Juvie Hall, Love in Hate Nation tells the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America. Sixteen-year-old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out “revolution in the institution” as they attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. Girl Group Wall of Sound harmonies are filtered through a punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical.

Love In Hate Nation was commissioned and developed by Penn State Musical Theater, and received its world premiere production in the fall 2019 at New Jersey’s Two River Theater.

The new musical Love In Hate Nation has book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter). The live 1-hour presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writer who will be joined by cast members Kelly McIntyre (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Amina Faye.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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JASMINE

FORSBERG

(BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER)

LAUREN

MARCUS

(BE MORE CHILL)

KELLY

McINTYRE

(A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN)

TATIANA

WECHSLER

(BENNY & JOON)

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AMINA

FAYE

LENA

SKEELE

EMERSON

MAE

SMITH

SYDNEY

FARLEY

co-book     , music + lyrics by

ROB ROKICKI

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co-book by

SARAH BETH PFEIFER

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from the co-writer

of broadway's

THE 

LIGHTNING

THIEF

A WILD SAPPHIC

ROCK MUSICAL ADVENTURE

ABOUT ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY

TO ESCAPE AN OCEANIC CULT

Experience Marianas is a new musical with a book by Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief, Monstersongs) and Sarah Beth Pfeifer (The Lightning Thief), and music and lyrics by Rokicki. The live 1-hour presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers who will perform the material with CAP21/Molloy College students Juliana Conte, Bridget Doyle, Arturo Hernandez, and James Silverstein.

Experience Marianas is a wild sapphic rock musical adventure about one woman's journey to escape an oceanic cult. The piece is a high-octane, darkly comedic examination of systems of control and how we struggle to define our identities within them. Set aboard a ship, the show immerses our audience into the Marianas Institute, an aquatic ‘healing center’ founded by Dr. Davis “Daddy” Johnson. We are indoctrinated into the group in real-time.  "Informational sessions" start off completely plausible but get progressively wilder and more fantastical, complete with pyramid schemes, sex rituals, sea monsters, and eventually murder.  

Experience Marianas has been developed with CAP21/Molloy College, was a semi-finalist for the 2020 O'Neil Festival, and will be presented at University Centre Weston in the UK this year.

* FEATURING *

PERFORMANCES 

by

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co-writers

ROB ROKICKI

+

SARAH BETH

PFEIFER

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COMMUNITY

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INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

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ARTS WORKERS

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COLLABORATION