For anyone who came to the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT) conference last year, and either didn’t leave a showing fast enough or came intentionally to the Songwriters Showcase, you would have seen my writing partner Troy Anthony and I presenting a little number from our original musical THE RIVER IS ME. You also there would have heard me no-shame-in-my-game style announce that we can’t wait for the NAMT folks to pick us to be in the full conference next year…and now here we are!!
We’ll be showing a 45min excerpt from THE RIVER IS ME, which will be actually pretty much all of act I minus one song and snippets of book scenes. Very pumped!!
For non-Musical Theatre nerds, NAMT is the big leagues! It’s kinda like a trade show, but for piece of theater, that allow artists to link up with producers and carryon with their piece to a future iteration. The NAMT experience gives the authors a professional Director, Music Director, Band, Cast, rehearsal space and supplies and most importantly…hope. This is a great launching pad for emerging writers–and also weirdly fancy-already-established people do NAMT too so…you know, go figure.
Dreams following NAMT include doing an out of town co-pro then moving back into NYC off-bway and crossing fingers for a transfer. Or whatever, haven’t thought about it that much…hee hee:)
Also here’s my writing partner and me*:
*images hard won through aggressive hugging on my part 🙂