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wednesday - 10.7.20

FREE LIVE STREAM

@ 7PM ET

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   jen sandler   joe barros

produced + hosted by 

PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

BOOK/MUSIC/LYRICS BY

KIRA STONE

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directed by

SARNA LAPINE

(SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE)

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A SISTERHOOD OF ACCUSED

SALEM WITCHES

ARE ON TRIAL IN A MODERN COURTROOM

In Salem, Susannah, Bridget, Miriam, Martha, Rebecca, & Mary are held hostage in a modern day courtroom for their collective trial by judge and jury. We marvel at the mass hysteria, we deliberate, and we ultimately are a part of deciding the fate of these six women. Follow the twists, switchbacks, and real-life discoveries that are made as we speculate: Why did this happen? How did this happen? And, heaven forbid, could it happen again now? This is the first time that material from Salem will be presented publicly.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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ANTONIO CIPRIANO

(JAGGED LITTLE PILL)

and

KIRA STONE

DIRECTED

+ DEVELOPED by

ZHAILON

LEVINGSTON

(TINA: The Tina Turner Musical)

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MUSIC + WORDS BY

TRUTH BACHMAN

(CHASING FEAR, FARMED)

SYNTHESIZES EPIC MUSICAL THEATRE,

LGBTQ HISTORY

& VISUALLY ARRESTING GRAPHIC NOVELS 

TO CREATE A UNIVERSE OF QUEER SUPERHEROES

In Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical, High school bully and comic book genius, Mel, discovers a hidden plane of existence called Queer Time, simply by drawing scenarios with pen and paper. In Queer Time, Mel joins the ranks of an underground network of Queer and Trans superheroes called The Shapeshifters. As Mel and the Shapeshifters sprint toward uncertain futures, this tribe of queer heroes must rely on community to persist, resist, and survive their living nightmares. Based heavily in music and image, Shapeshifters synthesizes epic musical theatre, LGBTQ history, and visually arresting graphic novels to create a universe of queer superheroes all its own. 

 

Shapeshifters is the inaugural recipient of the Denovan Grant (commissioned in 2018 for the Duplex), with development by Musical Theatre Factory and the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and was performed as part of an ongoing residency at Joe's Pub.

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* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

BASIT SHITTU

(MTV's Are You The One?)

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and

TRUTH BACHMAN

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COMMUNITY

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INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

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ARTS WORKERS

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COLLABORATION