Prospect Theater Company will present Potluck: A Musical Feast November 16 at Symphony Space, featuring the new works of their Musical Theatre Lab cohort writers. Per the title, this year's theme centers on food, with nine writing teams bringing one "meal course" to the collective table of new works.
The selected writers developed new short musicals throughout a six-week long program of collaboration, with each writer coming from a different stylistic background: Broadway, contemporary, and even opera. This year's writers and writing teams include Thani Brant, Rae Covey, Troy Defour and Sean Havrilla, Lorrie Doriza and Allison Light, Dylan Glatthorn and Will Lacker, Divya Mangwani and Tidtaya Sinutoke, Krystal Ortiz and Nygel D. Robinson, Dylan Schifrin, and Will Shishmanian and Brooke Trumm.
The performers lined up to present the writers' new works include Syd Bakal, Luz Ballestér, Marilyn Caserta, Juan Castro, Meetu Chilana, Zina Ellis, Jodie Evans, Christian Mark Gibbs, Erica Ito, Zachary A. Myers, Claire Kwon, Gaea Lawton, Vaibu Mohan, Michael Padgett, McLean Peterson, Lyn Philistine, Andrea Prestinario, Sheilah Rae, Chino Ramos, Nigel O. Richards, James Rose, Troy Valjean Rucker, Sushma Saha, Samantha Sayah, Sam Simahk, Ariana Valdes, and Luka Zylik. Additional music performances will be by Alex Petti and Stefan Schallak.
Simone Allen and PJ Ju will provide musical direction. Sydnee Davis and Christina Russo will serve as stage management. Lighting is by Shelby Loera. The concert will be directed by Dev Bondarin, Prospect Theater Company's associate artistic director. The Musical Theatre Lab is curated by Dev Bondarin and Cara Reichel, and the Lab associate producer is Kate Semmens.
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