Christiana Cole & Rona Siddiqui in the 2017 Prospect Theater Lab: WORLD VIEWS
Christiana Cole (words) and Rona Siddiqui (music) have been selected as one of the writing teams in the annual Prospect Theater Lab. This year’s theme is “World Views.” Nine writing teams will come together to create original short musicals inspired by works of visual art on display in NYC museums, each of which offer a window into a unique, imaginative world.
The 2017 Prospect Theater Lab
Janet Allard & Niko Tsakalakos
EllaRose Chary & Brandon James Gwinn
Seth Christenfeld & James Ballard
Christiana Cole & Rona Siddiqui
Anton Dudley & Faye Chiao
Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak
Brandon Michael Lowden & Alexander Sage Oyen
Sarah Rebell & Teresa Lotz
Melvin Tunstall III, Douglas Lyons, & Ethan Pakchar
directed by Dev Bondarin
at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street)
Tickets now on sale: $15 – $35
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Since 2008, Prospect Theater has operated an annual music theater lab which brings together teams of writers, challenging them to create short (10 minute) musicals in response to an assignment. From the start of the lab when the curated assignment is given, writers have one month until the first rehearsal to write the first draft of their piece. During this month, they meet with the director (Prospect’s Associate Artistic Director, Dev Bondarin) and other writers to discuss the overall goals for the culminating lab performance. There is a then a 3-4 week rehearsal process during which the material is workshopped and staged, and the short pieces are presented as a single show to the public.
Lab participants are selected through an open application process. A panel of Prospect’s artistic staff members review each application and work samples to select the lab participants. The lab is intended to serve a broad network of emerging writers, identifying new talent and building relationships with a diverse group of writers who may contribute to the company’s work in future seasons.