How the Light Gets In: an Evening of New American Micro-Musical Works

How the Light Gets In: an Evening of New American Micro-Musical Works

at The Green Room 42

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Directed by Jonathan McCrory

Co-curated by Zhailon Levingston and Rachel Sussman

Stage Managed by Belynda Hardin

Back for the second year, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN is a new concert presentation of micro-musicals – 30 minutes or less – inspired by relevant textual and visual prompts.

Prompt 1: “The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.” -Henry Clay

Prompt 2: “First Lady Michelle Obama (2018)” By Amy Sherald; Re-printed with permission from the National Portrait Gallery.  

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Commissioned by NYMF with support from The ASCAP Foundation, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and Jan Brandt, the program was designed to create more space for arts-based civic engagement in our Festival. 2018 will also introduce a new space residency partnership with Theatre Row.

25 Years

Created by Aya Aziz

Music Direction by Rick Rea

Featuring Shawn Randall and Aya Aziz


We Will Not Be Silent/Sophie Scholl Project

Created by Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda

Music Direction by James Rushin

Featuring Angel Lin, Marielle Issa, Jesse Carrey-Beaver and Gilbert Bailey 


24 Hour Punk

Created and Performed by Diana Oh with Matt Park