Following Off-Broadway Run, Creators Return to Fat Camp
11 Jul 2014
Fat Camp, the musical about a group of overweight teens that was seen in a brief 2012 Off-Broadway run, will receive a New York City developmental lab in September, according to an Equity casting notice.
Scott Schwartz (tick, tick... Boom, Golda's Balcony) has been enlisted to direct the early-September workshop of the musical that has a book by Timothy Michael Drucker, music by Matt roi Berger and lyrics by book co-writer Randy Blair.
The same producing team has been involved with Fat Camp since a 2010 reading and a 2011 developmental staging at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare. An earlier version was also presented during the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, where the musical took the Best of Fest Award.
Here's how the 2012 run was billed: "Fat Camp tells the tale of a summer spent at Camp Overton where secrets, s'mores and self-image collide in a coming-of-age rock musical comedy."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.