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February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Musical Theater Factory is thrilled to welcome you to our virtual salon hosted by Troy Anthony, with special guests, and MTF Makers, Zhailon Levingston, Nehemiah Luckett, & Alex Hare. During this salon we want to invite musical theater makers of excellence to present work that is dismantling oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation through powerful and joyful story in song.
During the virtual salon, we welcome artists from across the nation (and around the world) to perform their new and radical music theater work live from their homes, or to share a video of a short performance. Each artist will have about 5 minutes to share.
Alex Hare is a theatre director focusing on new musicals and music-driven theatre. With Zhailon Levingston and Nehemiah Luckett, he is developing A Burning Church through Musical Theatre Factory’s 2020-22 MAKERS cohort, New Ohio/IRT’s Archive Residency, and a fellowship with A Blade of Grass. He received the SDC Foundation’s 2020 Charles Abbott Fellowship for early-career musical theatre directors. Assistant credits: School of Rock, Side Show (Broadway), Emma (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Alex is a frequent assistant and researcher for film director Bill Condon. He studied American Studies at Columbia University. http://alexhare.nyc
Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana raised writer and director. Credits include: ”Neptune” at Dixon Place and the Brooklyn Museum,“The Years That Went Wrong” at The Lark and MCC. The Exonerated” at Columbia Law School. “Chariot part 2” at SoHo Rep for The Movement Theatre Company. “Mother of Pearl” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. He is the associate director “Primer for a Failed Super Power” with Tony award winner Rachel Chavkin and “Runaways” at The Public with Sam Pinkleton. Most recently he directed “Chicken and Buiscuits” at Queens Theatre. Zhailon is the resident director at Tina the Tina Turner Musical on Broadway.
Nehemiah Luckett has been composing, accompanying and music directing for more than 25 years. From an early age Nehemiah connected his deep love of music to the transformative power of building community through breathing and singing with family and friends. Nehemiah is a member of The Dramatists Guild and is a founding member of Musicians’ Advocacy Group for Inclusion and Change (MAGIC).
We ask that everyone takes special care in uplifting and supporting each other. This is inclusive of only offering criticism when it is asked for and being respectful to gender identities. We seek to dismantle oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation – by participating, you agree to respect one another. In the event of unintentional harm, we support active engagement in harm reduction.
You do not have to share in order to attend. Please register to share or to participate as a supportive audience member. We can’t wait to see you there!
Please Note: “I Want to Share” tickets will close at 8pm on the Wednesday prior to the event, and “I Want to Watch” tickets will close at 6pm on the evening of the event.