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 every other Thursday 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 20: Melissa Li & Kit YanThursday, Nov 12 at 7pm
In this week's episode of In The (Home) Office, Anika Chapin will check in with Melissa Li and Kit Yan, a queer Asian-American writing team. They were in residency at the 2019 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals. Tune in to learn more about their work.
You can join us for this live event by clicking the link below to register. You'll be sent an email on Thursday before 6pm with a link to watch.
Episode 19: Becca Blackmore, Julian Blackmore & Dan MarshallThursday, Oct 15 at 7pm
This episode of In The (Home) Office will feature Becca Blackmore, Julian Blackmore and Dan Marshall, writers of The Peculiar Tale of the Prince of Bohemia and the Society of Desperate Victorians. It's an off-beat, dark comedy adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Suicide Club. This wildly entertaining musical has a rock-influenced score and a hilarious book. We'll hear all about how the show has developed since it was showcased at Goodspeed's 2019 Festival of New Musicals.
Episode 18: Arri Lawton Simon & Janine McGuireThursday, Oct 1 at 7pm
This episode of In The (Home) Office will feature Arri Lawton Simon and Janine McGuire, writers of the new musical Borders. It's the story of a closeted Palestinian man, who falls in love with an Israeli soldier, in the early 2000s during the Second Intifada, a time of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence. Developed at the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed, this new musical examines the borders we construct within society and within ourselves.
Episode 17: Erin Courtney, Ellie Heyman & Max VernonThursday, Sept 17 at 7pm
This week's episode will feature the authors of The Tattooed Lady, which was developed and presented at this year's Festival of New Musicals. Erin Courtney, Ellie Heyman and Max Vernon will update us on the work they’ve accomplished since the Festival. Special guest host for the night will be Goodspeed's Artistic Associate Anika Chapin.
Episode 16: Show Shepherd & Jay Rivera-HerransThursday, Sept 3 at 7pm
This episode features Blair Russell and Matt Schicker of Show Shepherd, a team of theatrical advisors with a focus on the development of new works from both a creative and business perspective. Writer Jay Rivera-Herrans will also join us to discuss his new musical EPIC, an adaptation of The Odyssey, which is currently being developed through a fellowship with Show Shepherd.
Episode 15: Toby Marlow & Lucy MossThursday, Aug 20 at 7pm
In this week's episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn will check in with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the writers of the Broadway and West End smash-hit musical Six. Tune in to learn more about Six and hear a song or two from their new musical Why Am I So Single, which was developed at Goodspeed's Johnny Mercer Writers Colony.
Episode 14: Gilbert L. Bailey IIThursday, July 30 at 7pm
In this week's episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn will check in with Gilbert L. Bailey II, who was in residency at Goodspeed's 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. Tune in to learn more about his current projects and hear a song or two.
Episode 13: Devanand Janki & Laiona MichelleThursday, July 16 at 7pm
This week's episode will feature Devanand Janki, founder of Live & In Color. Located in Salem, CT, Live & In Color develops new works that celebrate diversity, emphasizing non-traditional casting and multi-ethnic participants. Writer and Actress Laiona Michelle (Goodspeed's Amazing Grace) will also join us to discuss her new musical Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical, which was developed through Live & In Color and had a sold-out run at the George Street Playhouse last year.
Episode 12: Kyle Puccia & Kalani QueypoThursday, July 2 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 Kyle Puccia and Kalani Queypo, writers of Missing Peace: a Native American Musical. It's about Chase, who wakes up from a coma, his past a blur. Chase is happy and free...until the dark memories begin to surface. As the missing pieces of his memory begin to flood back, he uncovers a series of bad choices including his own attempted suicide. Will he be able to heal the damaged relationships with his loved ones and face his shrouded past?
Episode 11: Mark SonnenblickThursday, June 25 at 7pm
In this week's episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn will check in with Mark Sonnenblick, the writer of Devotion, which was developed and presented at Goodspeed's 2019 Festival of New Musicals. Tune in to learn more about his current projects and hear a song or two.
Episode 10: Nick Butcher, Tom Ling, & Joe WhiteThursday, June 18 at 7pm
In this episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn and Michael Fling check in with Nick Butcher, Tom Ling and Joe White who developed their new musical at Goodspeed's 2020 Johnny Mercer Colony. Tune in to learn more about their project and hear a song or two.
Episode 9: Khiyon HurseyThursday, June 11 at 7pm
In this episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn checks in with Khiyon Hursey, writer of Sean's Story: Part One | The Awakening and Sean's Story: Part Two | The Reckoning. The new musical was developed at Goodspeed's 2020 Johnny Mercer Colony. It follows a young black man as he experiences love and loss for the first time.
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.
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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