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New Musicals, New Media

My Little Red/Green Coat; Story and Screenplay by Dave Holstein; Music, Lyrics, and Screenplay by Alan Schmuckler; Directed by Alan Schmuckler; Featuring Jessie Cannizzaro and Alan Schmuckler

New Musicals, New Media

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre  [map]

  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Technology and theatre are two ever-changing and rapidly advancing fields. Join us as we discuss how these two art forms are moving forward together into the 21st century by way of cutting-edge media experiences. This NYMF-exclusive event will feature the debut presentation of My Little Red/Green Coat, an interactive musical short film co-written and directed by Alan Schmuckler. It’s a sung-through, choose-your-own-adventure style movie-musical where you make the choices! This special screening will be followed by a panel with writer/director Alan Schmuckler, and the Executive Producer of the app-driven Blank! The Musical.

Jessica Cannizzaro

Jessica Cannizzaro is an actor, musician, and comedian, born and raised in New York City. New York credits include Up and Away (Lincoln Center), The Mysteries (The Flea Theater), The Events (New York Theatre Workshop), The Haunting of Ichabod Crane (Park Avenue Armory), and Hamlet in Hamlet (American Theatre of Actors). Regional credits include Coach Darling(Williamstown Theatre Festival) and The Canterbury Tales (Ovalhouse Theatre in London). Recent Film/TV: “Law & Order” (NBC), “Losing It With John Stamos” (Yahoo!), “George Seurat Special” (A+E Networks). Jessica can be seen this summer in Hamlet The Hip-Hopera at FringeNYC, and this fall in Up and Away at Lincoln Center as well as in the live choir for The Christians at Playwrights Horizons. Proud member of The Bats, The Flea Theater’s resident acting company. Trained at The British American Drama Academy and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Jessica graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in Theater and Political Science, and from Space Camp with high honors in Model Rocket Launching.

Alan Schmuckler

Alan Schmuckler wants to change the way you think about what musicals can be. Music and lyrics: with Michael Mahler, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, NAMT, nationwide); with Dave Holstein, The Emperor’s New Clothes (CST, Stage Artz Theatre Company – Sydney AU, licensed by R&H) and Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me (#serials@theflea); with Scott Bradley, We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre – Chicago, Joe’s Pub); with Laura Eason, Days Like Today (Writers Theatre – Chicago). Contributed music and lyrics: Stars of David (DR2), Second Fiddle (Greg Hildreth at 54 Below), others. In development: two more with Dave, two more with Michael, and others. Residencies: Goodspeed Musicals' Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, Weston Playhouse. Onstage: work at Lincoln Center, York, DR2, 92Y (Lyrics & Lyricists) and Folksbiene; three-time Joseph Jefferson award nominee, Chicago. In concert: Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Music director/associate: Roundabout, Ars Nova (ANT Fest), NYMF. @alanschmuckler

Omri Anghel (Director of Photography/Editor)