DGF Traveling Masters Program Features Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen in New Orleans
The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program to feature Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts October 18th
Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting, The Burnt Part Boys) lead a public workshop at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30 PM as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program and in partnership with NOCCA and Southern Rep Theatre.
The Traveling Masters Program is a national outreach program that sends prominent dramatists into communities across the country for writing workshops, master classes, talkbacks, and other public events. In partnership with leading regional theaters and universities, the Dramatists Guild Fund creates local programming that gives students, theater professionals, and the public first-hand experience with renowned artists.
In addition to the public workshop as part of the Traveling Masters Program, Miller and Tysen also provide a master class for NOCCA sophomore, junior, and senior musical theater performance students. Students will perform work written by Miller and Tysen for feedback and insight from the writers themselves.
Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30pm
New Musical Development with Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
Free public Q&A, presented by NOCCA and Southern Rep Theatre
Moderated by Jefferson Turner, Department Chair for Musical Theatre
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-musical-development-with-chris-miller-nathan-tysen-tickets-27470891175
2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen join over 30 esteemed dramatists who have participated in the Traveling Masters Program. Other 2016 Traveling Masters have included Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz) in Minneapolis, MN; Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51, The Last Match) in Pittsburgh, PA; Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) in Kaneohe, HI; Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence) in Charleston, SC; Josefina López (Real Women Have Curves) in La Jolla, CA; Chisa Hutchinson(Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls) in Shepherdstown, WV; Laura Jacqmin (Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Residence) in Ashland, OR; Lauren Yee (King Of The Yees, The Hatmaker’s Wife) in Kansas City, MO; Philip Kan Gotanda (After the War Blues, Love in American Times) in Portland, OR; Adam Szymkowicz (Deflowering Waldo, Clown Bar) in San Marcos, TX; and Terrence McNally (Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!) in Buffalo, NY.
Delta is the Official Presenting Sponsor of the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program.
Chris Miller (Composer): Tuck Everlasting (Broadway 2016): The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard Theatre, Lucille Lortel Nominee Best Musical 2011); Fugitive Songs (Drama Desk Award Nominee Outstanding Revue 2008; all three of which have cast albums available at iTunes and Amazon. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Barrington Stage Company). Television: songs for Sesame Street, Elmo’s World & The Electric Company. Incidental music: The Whipping Man (Actor’s Theater of Louisville); Anna Christie (Old Globe, San Diego); Co-composer with Michel Friedman, the first NY revival of Angels in America (Signature Theatre, NY). Upcoming with lyricist Nathan Tysen: commissions from Lincoln Center Theatre, & Playwrights Horizons/TheatreWorks, Palo Alto; Additionally, the book, music & lyrics for Ravello (Signature Theatre (VA) American Musical Voices Project), & a song cycle based on the poetry of Willa Cather entitled Prairie Songs.Proud Graduate of Elon University and NYU. www.millerandtysen.com, facebook.com/MILLERandTYSEN,twitter.com/MillerandTysen, Instagram: millerandtysen
Nathan Tysen B’way/Off B’way: Lyrics for Tuck Everlasting, The Burnt Part Boys, and Fugitive Songs (All with music by Chris Miller). Regional: Amélie (Music by Dan Messé), Stillwater (Music by his band Joe’s Pet Project). TV: Songs for Sesame Street, Elmo’s World, and The Electric Company. Nathan was the 2014 recipient of both the Edward Kleban prize for most promising lyricist and the Fred Ebb award for excellence in musical theatre. He was a contributing lyricist to the revue Stars of David, and also co-wrote two circuses for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey. www.nathantysen.com