My original musical, Freedom Summer, has been accepted to the 2019 New York Musical Festival! My writing partner, Sam Columbus, and I have been developing the show for about two years now, though its inception was almost four years prior.
A bit about our story:
In the summer of 1964, civil rights workers from New York City join forces with grassroots activists in Meridian, Mississippi. Freedom Summer follows their crusade for equality as they navigate racism, corruption, and violence in the Jim Crow south. As the quest for progress begins to take its toll on the group, they’re forced to reckon with what it means to be an activist and the price one pays to rewrite history.
For more information on how to get involved with Freedom Summer, drop the team a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.