Next festival: September 13 - 15, 2019

Performance: September 15, 2019

Teams of writers, directors, and musicians are tasked with creating new 15-minute musicals in one weekend in response to the advocacy work of local organizations and communities.

Previously produced artists and Work

2018

A Universe Without Him, book and lyrics by Molly Horan, music by Dave Seamon, directed by Jessica Francis Fichter, in response to the domestic violence advocacy of PRAB

Free Fall, book and lyrics by Marcus Scott, music by Michael Lawton, directed by Joey Braccino, in response to the advocacy work of NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services

book and lyrics by Sean Pollock, music by Jack Levinson, directed by John Keller, in response to the advocacy work of Raritan Valley Workshop

2017

The Farm, book, music, and lyrics by Dave Seamon, additional music arrangement by Micah Gartenberg, directed by Mariella Klinger

Hold On, book and lyrics by Christa Cillaroto, Tam Justin Garcia, and Annie Rutherford Lutz, music by Tam Justin Garcia, directed by Annie Rutherford Lutz

Moksha and the Mystery of the Microbeads, book and lyrics by Dusty Ballard, Chrissy Briskin, Priyya, and Tab Jones, music by Priyya and Tab Jones, directed by Chrissy Briskin

2016

Always Here for You, book, lyrics, and directed by Sophie Peyton and Joshua Schnetzer, music by Gabe Marquez

Boom, book by Nicole Pandolfo, music and lyrics by gHyp:See and the Wichts, directed by Victoria Rae Sook

Medusa, book and lyrics by Erik Ransom, music by Jamal Dickerson, directed by Desi Seck

2015

29 Down, book and lyrics by Ben Clawson, music by Miguel Romero, directed by Artem Yatsunov

The Eleventh Hour, book and lyrics by Dave Seamon, music and lyrics by Shimmy Schwartz, directed by Annie Rutherford Lutz

Transition, book and lyrics by Heather Holmes, music and direction by Thomas Young, music performed by Electric Trip

Urban Pains, book and lyrics by Antu Yacob, music by Red Giant, directed by Ari Laura Kreith