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.
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.
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