WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME is a darkly comedic musical satire inspired by the making of NPR's hit Serial. Also a Webby Award-winning podcast featured on Wondery's Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, the new musical features a book by Dave Holstein (Showtime's Kidding starring Jim Carrey), music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler(Diary of a Wimpy Kid), direction by Kevin Laibson (People's Improv Theater), staging by Byron Easley(The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin), and musical direction by Madeline Smith (Waitress)."
"An industry reading of Wait Wait Don't Kill Me, based on the Webby Award–winning musical podcast featured on Wondery's Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, will be presented November 10 at 3 PM at Ripley-Grier Studios in New York.
Inspired by the making of NPR's hit Serial, the comedic musical satire has a book by Dave Holstein and music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler.
The cast will be led by Morgan Weed (American Psycho) as Sarah Koenig, Annie Golden (Violet) as Ira Glass, Greg Hildreth (Frozen) as Charlie, and Nehal Joshi (School of Rock) as Adnan. The four actors will be joined by Alyse Alan Louis, Renee Albulario, Imari Hardon, Anthony Jackson, Bonnie Milligan, and Larry Owens."
"Neurodiversity takes the stage in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project’s moving and at times surprisingly funny play about autism...A compassionate and nuanced work that eschews stereotypes, maudlin arcs and pat resolutions, Uncommon Sense invites us to experience a diverse and vibrant spectrum instead." - Alana Murphy
"Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official diagnosis, to dinner, but when he has trouble using his fork, she tosses hers away and they both dig in with their hands, feeding each other, getting wildly playful, and ending up in a kiss. 'It's a moment of connecting and understanding without a need for words,' says Duff. 'They accept each other for the way they are.'" - Jonathan Mandell
"The Sheen Center's New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, has released its first set of production photos. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Paris, Uncommon Sense will run for through November 26 at the Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre."
"Tectonic Theater Project and The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture have announced an array of programs to accompany the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris, produced by Tectonic Theater Project under the artistic direction of Moisés Kaufman.
Programs include previously announced relaxed performances, an ASL performance in collaboration with HandsOn.org, a gallery exhibit, presented by Pure Vision Arts, and an array of panels and discussions related to autism, theater and disability activism..."
After a sold-out run at The PiTCH this summer, Anne of Green Gables, A New Musical will return to the Finger Lakes for a full run in the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival 2018 Summer Season.
The run will start on July 5th until July 25th.
"Anne Shirley is an imaginative, fiercely independent, stubborn, loving, dramatic, orphan girl – who’s constantly getting herself into unintended (and sometimes hilarious!) trouble. Her story unfolds when she is mistakenly sent to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their family farm, Green Gables, and her journey continues as she finds her way within a community that teaches her lessons about family, friendship, self-discovery and what it means to truly belong. Loved by generations and perfect for all ages, this world-renowned novel by Lucy M. Montgomery will be rediscovered in this modern, bold production with contemporary choreography, ensemble story-telling and a score that blends folk-rock, pop, gospel, and musical theatre."
Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC).
The cast features Oberon K.A. Adjepong (Party People, Pericles); Jessica Almasy (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes, Enjoy), co-founder of beloved theater company the TEAM; Michi Barall (writer of Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band); longtime Tectonic collaborator Scott Barrow (33 Variations, The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, The Dead Man's Curve); Purva Bedi (Idiot, Veil'd); Andrew Duff (Where Are We Now); the TEAM co-founder Jill Frutkin (Crush); and Brian Hastert (Of Good Stock, A Future Perfect), also a co-founder of the TEAM.
Here's another summer event you may want to check out if you are planning your 2018-2019 season.