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RSO and Nessie Nankivell’s Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory will be presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Monday night, July 31 at 8:00pm.
Featured as part of How the Light Gets In: An Evening of New American Micro-Musical Works, each piece in the evening – 30 minutes or less – is commissioned by NYMF (with support from The ASCAP Foundation and Jan Brandt), in an effort to create more space for arts-based civic engagement in our Festival. Directed by Jonathan McCrory (National Black Theatre) and co-curated by Zhailon Levingston (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), participating artists also include Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke with WATER IS LIFE and Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb with ILATHI: THE GIFT. A moderated conversation with artists discussing the process of developing their micro-musicals will follow the concert.
Performing Otherbody will be Sean Green, Jr. as The Teller, with Bethany Perkins, Miles Josephson, Ali Stroker, and Jada Temple as The Wind. Rodney Bush music directs.
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