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PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

produced + hosted by 

wednesday - 5.26.21

FREE LIVE STREAM

@ 7PM ET

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NEW

WORKS

SERIES

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book + bars by

ZENIBA NOW

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music + lyrics by

JAY ADANA

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THE STORY OF THE SELF-LIBERATION

OF A BLACK SCIENTIST

AND CARTOGRAPHER

STUCK AT A CROSSROADS

The Loophole is the new musical from 2020 Richard Rodgers Award winners Jay Adana (music and lyrics) and Zeniba Now (book and bars). The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

It's 1864 and Polly Danfield, a brilliant black mapmaker, has never left her white father's house. She’s free inside her library but when the outside world and mysterious Alligator Queen beckon, Polly must choose: the life she's known or love and revolution. With a blend of folk, rap, poetry and body percussion, this swampy epic recasts the American hero.

The Loophole has been developed with The Public Theater, the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program and SPACE on Ryder Farm.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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JAY

ADANA

(THE WOODSMAN)

ZENIBA

NOW

(INTERSTATE)

JOHN-MICHAEL

LYLES

(A STRANGE LOOP)

book + lyrics by

KATHLEEN WRINN

music by

PETER HODGSON

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AN EPIC NEW MUSICAL

BASED ON THE LOVE STORY THAT

BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

The Bridge, an epic new musical based on the love story that built the Brooklyn Bridge, has book and lyrics by Kathleen Wrinn and music by Peter Hodgson. The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

When Emily Roebling’s husband falls mysteriously ill and is unable to continue as Chief Engineer, Emily must do the impossible: secretly take her husband’s place as Chief, in an era half a century before women were allowed to vote. With a genre-defying score as vibrant as New York City itself, The Bridge explores the forces that unite and divide us. It is a story of mistakes and forgiveness. Of great sacrifice and even greater hope. Of finding a way forward, across the uncrossable. Together.

The Bridge has been developed with the Catwalk Art Institute and Syracuse University.

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* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

co-writers

HODGSON & WRINN

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COMMUNITY

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INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

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ARTS WORKERS

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COLLABORATION