Black Hole Wedding

Words by Katherine Brann Fredricks; Music by Paul E. Nelson

Black Hole Wedding

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Like the Green New Deal? You’ll love Black Hole Wedding.

Lying, stealing, forging, kidnapping, government-manipulating oil baron Dean captures and warehouses renewable energy discoveries. Shy uber-geek Raymond fights back with a black hole trash compactor. Will Dean feed Raymond’s fiancé to the black hole, in his campaign to promote capitalism by crushing competition? Will true love prevail in the face of ultimate greed, a chicken-bone fuel generator, and booth babes doing a strip tease where the black hole sucks their clothes off? Find out in this zany satire of energy politics, Black Hole Wedding: a love story with a pure heart, wrapped in a warped universe where truth doesn’t matter, integrity doesn’t matter, but golf is essential.

Paul Edward Nelson

Paul Edward Nelson (Music)

Paul Nelson is a conservatory trained composer of musical theater and art music. Music compositions include four full length musicals spanning diverse genres from Pop/Rock (Black Hole Wedding) and R&B (Hair Wars) to 1920’s farce (Dinner at Precisely 8:13) as well as works for piano, string quartet, symphony orchestra, and chamber orchestra. Paul has composition degrees from the Peabody Conservatory (where he studied opera with Nicholas Maw) and NYU/Tisch (Graduate Musical Theater Writing). Awards include the Frederick Loewe/ASCAP Musical Theater Award, 1st place in the Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition, and others.



Katherine Brann Fredricks

Katherine Brann Fredricks (Book and Lyrics)

Writer/Producer/Director Katherine Brann Fredricks has had 6 shows in New York City festivals in the last 7 years, winning or nominated for 28 awards. Black Hole Wedding NYMF 2019. TRU Workshop, 2018. Planet Connections 2015, winning Outstanding Music & Lyrics. (10 Awards &/or nominations). Arizona Justice, Dream Up Festival, Theater for the New City, 2018. Occasion for Sin Planet Connections 2017, winning Outstanding Music & Lyrics. (9 Awards &/or nominations). NIX Planet Connections 2016. (8 Awards &/or nominations). Walden Planet Connections 2013. Katherine has written, produced and directed 2 feature documentaries. The Yavapai Story aired on Cinemax, won a Bronze Apple at the National Educational Video & Film Festival, & screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. https://katherine-b-fredricks.squarespace.com/



Craig J. George

Craig J. George (Director)

Craig J. George has directed over a dozen world premieres, including The Calico Buffalo (NYMF 2015 Best of Fest winner). Other credits include: Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical, The Family Claxon, The Aperture, and Measure for Measure (Cleveland Public Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (Off-Broadway, The Duke on 42nd Street) God's Country and Lighter (New York Musical Festival), Cursing Macbeth (Harold Clurman Theater), Kiss Your Brutal Hands (United Solo Festival/FringeNYC), Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), The 39 Steps, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged (Via Brooklyn/Southampton Cultural Center), and Billy and the Killers, Heartless Bastard (HERE Arts). Additional theaters worked at include South Coast Repertory, George Street Playhouse, The New Group, West Side Theatre, York Theatre Company, New Jersey Repertory and Penguin Repertory. Member of AEA and SDC.www.craigjgeorge.com



Nevada Lozano

Nevada Lozano (Musical Director)

NEVADA LOZANO is thrilled to return to NYMF with Black Hole Wedding! Music assistant credits include: Oklahoma! (Circle in the Square), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature) and Miller, Mississippi (Long Wharf), among others. Music directing credits include: Calamity Jane (Musicals Tonight!); Owen and Mzee (Vital Theatre Company); Little Women, Godspell (A.D. Players); Next to Normal, Company, Avenue Q, and Little Shop of Horrors (MJR Theatricals). Nevada is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and received their Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 2018. www.nevadalozano.com



SL Theatricals (General Manager)

A boutique theatrical firm comprised of partners Benjamin Simpson and Joseph Longthorne, and associate Jessie Muni. As General Managers -  OSCAR at The Crown (3 Dollar Bill), Thicker Than Water (Joe's Pub @ The Public Theater), Blank! The Musical  (The Green Room 42), Stu For Silverton, The Apple Boys (Ars Nova); HERE ARTS: Heartless Bastard, and Billy And The Killers; NYMF: Mother Jones and The Children’s Crusade, The Calico Buffalo, Icon, Numbers  Nerds, The Goree All-Girl String Band, Play Like A Winner, Generation Me, What’s Your Wish?, If Sand Were Stone, and Sonata 1962. As Co-Producers - OFF-BROADWAY: OSCAR at The Crown, Be More Chill, BROADWAY: Be More Chill,  Waitress,  Oh Hello; On Broadway,  The Glass Menagerie,  A Doll’s House Part 2,  Hello Dolly  (2017 Tony Award), Meteor Shower, and The Band's Visit (2018 Tony Award). UPCOMING: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer (Women's Project & Second Stage Theater),  In Development:  Generation Me.www.SLTheatricals.com



Cindi Rush Casting (Casting Director)

After, Friends, Shame Of Thrones, Promising,Ruthless, Disenchanted, Drop Dead Perfect, Under My Skin, Silence!,Rooms, Jacques Brel, Urinetown.The Thing About Men, Home Street Home, Regional Theaters including Triad Stage, 5 th Avenue, Hudson Stage, Penguin Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Charleston Stage Co. Virginia Stage Co, Cape Fear Regional Film: A Bread Factory (Independent Spirit), The Grief of Others (SXSW/Cannes), Runoff (L.A Film Fest), Policy of Truth (SOHO Film Fest), The Woman (Sundance),Funeral Kings (SXSW) Ghoul, Theresa is a Mother, Jugface (Slamdance), In The Family 
Independent Spirit) Consultant for NYU GMTWP (1999-Present).



Wesley Cornwell

Wesley Cornwell (Scenic Design)

Wesley Cornwell is a New York based scenic designer. Select scenic credits include Dog (Columbia U, Signature Theatre Center), Sonata 1962 (NYMF, Acorn Theatre), As You Like It (The Brick Theater), A Funny Thing Happened...Forum (Princeton Festival), Basement (Shetler Studios), The White Dress (Araca Project, American Theater of Actors), Lost and Guided (UNDER St. Marks), Man of La Mancha (Princeton Festival), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Theaterlab), and Cyrano (FringeNYC). Other work includes an ongoing relationship with Princeton University Concerts as the scenic and lighting designer for a series of intimate chamber music concerts.



Shelly Hutchinson

Shelly Hutchinson (Choreographer)

Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. Choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” Ukraine, on creative teams in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah and Aida, NYC Fashion Week and Disney's High School Musical.
Television appearances include MTV, CBS, ABC, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, HBO. Performing credits Radio City Music Hall, Warner Brothers Films, Off-Broadway/ Regional Theatre, National/European Tours. On faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School and Peridance. Nominated for “Outstanding Choreography” for “Occasion For Sin” as part of Planet Connections Theater Festivity.