Yale Institute for Music Theater announces 2011 dates, guidelines

Two-week workshops to take place June 6-20, 2011
Applications accepted now through Jan. 10, 2011

The Yale Institute for Music Theater (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) will select three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven June 6-20, 2011. Submissions will be accepted November 1, 2010 through January 10, 2011.

Established by Yale School of Drama (James Bundy, Dean) and Yale School of Music (Robert Blocker, Dean), the Yale Institute for Music Theater seeks to identify distinctive and original book musical, opera, and experimental/non-traditional music theatre works by emerging composers and writers, and match them with collaborators such as directors, music directors, and actors/singers who can help them further develop their work. By limiting production resources and values, the workshop will keep the focus on the creative process of the artistic team.

The selections for the inaugural Yale Institute for Music Theater in June 2009 were the book musicals sam i was with book, music, and lyrics by Sam Wessels, and POP! with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs; and the opera Invisible Cities with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone. In 2010, The Daughters, with music and libretto by Shaina Taub; and Stuck Elevator, with music by Byron Au Yong and libretto by Aaron Jafferis, were workshopped. MORE

Published November 9, 2010
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Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces casting for public readings June 25 & 26

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) announces the full creative teams and casting for its two summer workshops, The Daughters and Stuck Elevator.  The two-week workshops of the original music theatre works will culminate in two readings of each at the Off-Broadway Theatre (41 Broadway, New Haven) on June 25 and 26; see below for times. A reception will follow each reading.

Tickets for the readings and receptions are $15 each, and can be purchased online at www.artidea.org, by phone at (203) 562-5666, and in person at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Box Office (Shubert Theater, 247 Chapel Street). Arts & Ideas Members and Yale Repertory Theatre subscribers may purchase tickets for $10 each by phone or in person only. MORE

Published June 17, 2010
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Three works selected for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre

CerroneYale School Of Music student Christopher Cerrone ’09 MM is among the writers and composers who will take part in the first Yale Institute For Music Theatre, June 7-21, 2009.

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre – Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer – announces the three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven this June. The works are:

Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels;
Invisible Cities
, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and
POP!
, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs.

Cancer? the musical
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Sam Wessels

About to graduate from college, intrepid Sam had a lot in front of him.  He had an acting career to start, musicals to produce, and the mysteries of adulthood waiting to uncover.  Then for a graduation gift, he got leukemia.  Cancer? the musical is an ingenious,  funny, heartfelt, and unsentimental depiction of Sam’s roller-coaster ride through the first dizzying nine months of his diagnosis and treatment—and how the cure ended up transforming his life long after the cancer itself was gone.
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Published March 9, 2009
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