In The (Home) OfficeIf you're a fan of our new musicals, this is the show for you! We wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity to get a peek inside our ongoing developmental process. Goodspeed's producer Donna Lynn Hilton often checks in with writers to provide support and advice and learn what's ahead for them. And now you can be a fly on the wall!
Join us on Thursdays at 7pm on YouTube Live to hear from a different writing team each week. Just click the RSVP link below and you're in!
If you miss an event, we'll post the video right here so you can watch later.
Episode 8: Creighton Irons & Douglas LyonsThursday, May 28 at 7pm
In this episode, you'll get an exclusive look at a musical that's brand-new to Goodspeed audiences as Donna Lynn checks in with Creighton Irons (Factory Girls) and Douglas Lyons (Five Points), who collaborated on The Moon and the Sea. When Erin and Charlie accidentally reunite, four years since their breakup, one thing is crystal clear: they're still in love with each other. But Erin's fiancé isn't too far from the reunion, and love can only hide itself for so long. The Moon and the Sea was developed in part at Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers Colony.
You can join us for this live event by clicking the link below to register.
Episode 6: GROWThursday, May 14 at 7pm
Donna Lynn checks in with the authors of Grow, which was developed and presented at this year's Festival of New Musicals. Colleen Dauncey, Matt Murray and Akiva Romer-Segal will update us on the work they’ve accomplished since the Festival. We'll talk about their cancelled full production at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario and we will hear some songs…maybe even a brand-new one!
Episode 5: Sara Cooper & Lynne ShankelThursday, May 7 at 7pm
In this episode, you'll get an exclusive look at a musical that's brand-new to Goodspeed audiences as Donna Lynn checks in with Sara Cooper and Lynne Shankel, writers of HoT. It's an all-female, darkly comic, through-composed, feminist adaptation of Helen of Troy. It examines the commodification of women throughout our lifetimes as Helen is held to unrealistic beauty and gender-based standards, vilified and discarded—until she decides to stand up and take her power back. HoT was developed in part at Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers Colony.
Episode 4: Douglas Waterbury-TiemanThursday, April 30, 2020
Donna Lynn checked in with Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, who wrote the new musical Johnny & The Devil's Box, which was developed at Goodspeed's Festival of New Musicals and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. You'll even see a live performance of some songs from this brand-new musical!
Episode 3: David Hein & Irene Sankoff
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Donna Lynn checked in with David Hein and Irene Sankoff - the writers of Broadway's Come From Away. They discussed their journey from Goodspeed's 2013 Festival of New Musicals to Broadway and their progress on the Come From Away movie, and performed a song from their new musical, currently in development.
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