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Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Book by Crystal Skillman
Music & Lyrics by Lynne Shankel
Story by Crystal Skillman & Lynne Shankel

Directed by Joe Barros (The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones) 


Nehal Joshi (School of Rock)

Bonnie Millgan  (Head Over Heels)

Zachary Noah Piser (Sweeney Todd, Wicked)

In Postcard American Town, the town of Westville prepares for its biggest annual event - the Settler’s Picnic. Emma Reed, whose family were original settlers, is excited to be finally taking her place in a big job as the Head Picnic Coordinator. But when the event is accused of exclusion by Dylan Bakshi, a newcomer to town, tensions rise and values are challenged in surprising ways. A new musical about a young woman's awakening to white privilege and activism in a small town, and a small town that has to choose its future.

Lynne Shankel (Composer/Lyricist) is best known as an music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator. Credits include Allegiance, CryBaby, Altar Boyz (Drama Desk nomination), The Extraordinary Ordinary (Drama Desk nomination), Snow Child, Life After, Chasing the Song, the New York Pops and Radio City. As a composer: bare: The Musical (book/lyrics by Jon Hartmere), HoT (book/lyrics by Sara Cooper), contribution to the new musical Maya (lyrics by David Goldsmith) commissioned by Teach For India and original music for Red Velvet (The Old Globe). In 2017, Lynne released her critically acclaimed double album Bare Naked on Yellow Sound Label. www.Lynneshankel.com

Anything Can Happen - from POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN
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I Will Make Thunder - from POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN
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Crystal Skillman (Bookwriter) Plays include Geek, Cut, King Kirby, Rain and Zoe Save the World (2018 EMOS New Play Competition Winner), Pulp Vérité (workshopped at the Playwrights Foundation), and Open which premieres in All for One and The Tank Theater’s season this June. Crystal is the book writer of Mary and Max, with composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin, which premiered at Theatre Calgary, directed by Stafford Arima. Postcard American Town was selected for a 2018 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Awards: 2018 MUT Award (Critics’ Prize),  Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission, NY Innovative Theatre Award. Work in TV/Comics includes “Adventure Time”, and Eat Fighter, published on Webtoon where new episodes premiere each Saturday. www.crystalskillman.com

Music & Lyrics by Nevada Lozano


Directed by Joe Barros (The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones)

Music Direction by Adrian Ries
Produced in association with John Albert Harris

Based on the celebrated novel by Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona tells the story of an orphan girl growing up in Southern California in the 1850s. She elopes with a Native American ranchero and travels across the new U.S. state in search of her true identity, and a place she can call home. With a blend of American, Native American and Mexican musical styles, Ramona is an epic love story set during one of the most violent, tumultuous points in American history.

Nevada Lozano (Composer/Lyricist) is an NYC-based composer, lyricist, music director, and pianist. He has music directed productions and workshops at the Public Theater, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Barn, and Theater for the New City, among others. Nevada studied music composition at the Eastman School of Music and Rice University and is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Donde la Tierra Toca el Cielo - from RAMONA
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I'll Take You There - from RAMONA
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