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.
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.
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.
Directed by Jonathan McCrory (National Black Theatre) and co-curated by Zhailon Levingston (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), participating artists include: Diana Oh (my lingerie play Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Aya Aziz (Eh Dah? Questions for My Father NYMF 2016); Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (Larson Award winners 2017).