It’s been a while, but David and I have been rewriting. We’ve had a couple of readings since NYMF 2015: one at Princeton University in February 2016 (special thanks to Princeton Latinos y Amigos and ALPA!), and one in New York City in September 2016. We’ve taken in a lot of critical feedback from people with considerable theatre and musical theatre experience. We’ve gone back and forth about scenes, song moments, character development versus plot action. We’ve argued about how long it takes to get to the “I Want” song, and is page 14 too late. And we are beginning to go a little crazy. So it’s time to start showing off some scenes and rewritten songs to others. Little by little we will be revealing what changes we’ve made, and participating in the Musical Theatre Factory’s Writers of Color group. I am super excited to be in the room with such talented individuals. And kudos to the moderator who is critically exacting and unabashedly enthusiastic! We’ve also submitted our work to the O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference (finalists 2016), and are under consideration for the Musical Theatre Madison (WI), and Pallas Theatre in Washington D.C.. It would be such a trip to do this show within a short drive of the current President. We should invite him. I think he would “enjoy” tweeting about it later that evening. ;-D
Look for us at the TDF Performeteria (#Performeteria) at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on March 24th, and the Princeton University Latino Alumni Conference on March 30th. We will be presenting short excerpts from the show at both of those events.