By Michael Gioia
29 Mar 2014
Directed by Prospect associate artistic director Dev Bondarin with music direction by Jeffrey Campos, the cast includes Greg Horton, Victoria Huston-Elem, David Perlman, Diane Phelan, Laura Beth Wells, Karl Josef Co, Barry Shafrin and Anthony Wills, Jr.
The 2014 lab features short original musicals written by Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke, Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, Anna Marquardt and Britt Bonney, Jason Purdy and Yan Li, Sharyn Rothstein and Cody Owen Stine, Jenny Stafford and Willem Oosthuysen, and Christina Quintana and Brett Macias.
The eight participating writing teams in the 2014 lab were selected through a competitive, open-application process. In January, each team was assigned an image taken by the Google Street View Car, which would serve as the inspiration for an original short musical. The eight pieces were workshopped with actors during February and March and presented together in a single evening.
The project is curated by Dev Bondarin and Cara Reichel, and Mackenzie Meeks is the production stage manager.
The West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew is located at 263 West 86th Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit ProspectTheater.org.