"We could ask significant questions
We could get important points across, like…
Are we writing for art?
And is art a springboard for fame?
And will fame get folks to trust us?
But will they trust us, if it’s just us, me and you?
Two nobodies in New York"
Jeff and Hunter
Come and see the creative process set to music, in [title of show], at the Savannah College of Art and Design! The show is being directed by Senior Performing Arts student Celia Sullivan as her senior thesis, and music directed by Ron King. It features the fabulous talents of Michael Sterling Miller, Erik Hauk, Ashley Prince, and Miranda Robbins, and goes up February 22nd and 23rd in the Mondanaro Theatre in Savannah, Georgia!
[Title of show] (and yep, that’s really how you write it) describes itself as “A musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical.”That is essentially what it is- in 2004, Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell decided to write an original musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and shortly into the process, they realized that that process was much more interesting than what they were actually writing.Teaming up with their actress friends, Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff, they documented the creation of the show, and turned it into the show itself.The space on the form for the show’s name, marked [title of show], became the title.The show moved from the festival, to Off-Broadway, to Broadway, and is now a “post-modern work-in-progress,” changing a bit with each subsequent production.
We wanted to produce this show at SCAD because it is all about themes that we, both as artists and as humans, deal with every day; for example, trying to create something original in a world where it feels like everything has been done, dealing with creative block, balancing art and creativity with business, deadlines, and the industry, and the ups and downs of collaborating with other (stubborn) artists to create something all your own. The show has a lot of humor, plenty of heart, and really fun music! We hope that you will come out and support us, both by donating and by coming to see the show!
Risks and challenges
We have the venue, we have the actors and technicians, but we need YOU! Funding is perhaps the biggest challenge for us, since we aren't given any kind of money from the school to do this. This project is up to students, only students, to create from the ground up. Every dollar counts!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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