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PRISM PARTY: AN OPENING FESTIVAL CELEBRATION Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
FIERCE FUTURITIES: The Queer Potential of Musical Theatre The Tank's Attic Studio, New York The Tank's Attic Studio, New York
CLOUD CITY (June 25th @ 2:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
A TRIP TO THE MOON (June 25th @ 7:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
AN INCOMPLETE LIST... (June 26th @ 2:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
LOTTIE & THE DEEP BLUE SEA (June 26 @ 7:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
A TRIP TO THE MOON (June 27th @ 2:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
CLOUD CITY (June 27th @ 7:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
LOTTIE & THE DEEP BLUE SEA (June 28th @ 2:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
AN INCOMPLETE LIST... (June 28th @ 7:30p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
MARATHON DAY TICKET (All Day - June 29th) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
CLOUD CITY (June 29th @ 12:00p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
A TRIP TO THE MOON (June 29th @ 3:00p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
LOTTIE & THE DEEP BLUE SEA (June 29th @ 6:00p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
AN INCOMPLETE LIST... (June 29th @ 9:00p) Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY

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The inaugural PRISM Festival of New Queer Musicals is an innovative platform dedicated to celebrating and nurturing emerging Queer theater talent. Nestled within the historic walls of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, this unique theatrical event, produced by The Makers’ Ensemble and Judson Arts, is poised to ignite the stage with fresh perspectives and electrifying premiere performances. Dedicated to amplifying the voices of emerging Queer theater artists, the festival invites you to witness the birth of four audacious new musicals. Four creative teams will embark on a paid developmental process culminating in a captivating week of concert-style semi-staged performances. At its essence, the PRISM Festival celebrates the transformative power of Queer artists and the musical theater form. Much like a prism dispersing light into a spectrum of hues, Queer artists imbue the stage with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, creating a mosaic of stories that reflect the richness and depth of human experience. Join us as we initiate a thrilling odyssey of creativity and self-discovery, where Queer voices shine brightly, illuminating the path towards a more inclusive and vibrant artistic landscape.

 

A Trip to The Moon

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam J. Rineer (they/xe/he)

Directed by Jason Aguirre (he/him)

Dramaturgy by Jesse Cameron Alick

Music Direction by Sheela Ramesh

Projection Design by Zack Lobel (he/him)

Stage Managed by Grace Alberti (all pronouns)

Casting by The Telsey Office: Charlie Hano, CSA

In a celestial rock opera of queer curiosity, A TRIP TO THE MOON blasts off into the stratosphere with a flamboyant Victorian stargazer's cosmic quest. With a soundtrack that's a wild mashup of prog, punk, electronica, and 19th-century operetta, this odyssey dares to ask the universe: do we belong amongst the stars? As our intrepid astronomer rockets into the unknown, we're propelled into a whimsical orbit where desires collide, connections are made, and the Moon herself may just have a saucy opinion on our interstellar antics.

 

The Church of the First Order of Cloud City’s 

Inaugural Unity Jamboree!

Book by Ben Holbrook (he/they)

Music & Lyrics by Nate Weida (he/they)

Directed by Andrew Scoville

Stage Managed by Mayah Lourdes Burke (she/her)

The citizens of Cloud City, a floating city and the peak of human ingenuity, have gathered to worship the cloud, just like every other Sunday, or so they think. Complications and hilarity ensue when the congregation of the first order of Cloud City is joined by dissatisfied citizens, dissenting robots, and a bunch of mutant ding dongs from the “Underworld”. Join our congregation as the Church of the First Order of Cloud City celebrates its inaugural unification service.

 

Lottie & the Deep Blue Sea

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Beth Golison (she/her)

Directed by Cam Pileggi (they/them)

Music Directed and Orchestrations by Kyle Brenn (he/him)

Dramaturgy by Noah Latty (they/them)

Stage Managed by Leandra Torres Santiago (she/her)

Lottie and the Deep Blue Sea is a new folk-rock musical about finding your Queer chosen family in a hostile world. Drinking, dancing, treasure-hunting, and historically accurate gay pirate marriages converge in this piece brimming with love, life, and fear of the oncoming storm.

 

An Incomplete List of All the Things I'm Going to Miss 

When the World is No Longer:

Book, Music, Lyrics, and Direction by Dante Green (they/she/he)

Choreography by Liana Zhen-Ai (she/her)

Dramaturgy by Jordan Laffrenier (he/they)

Stage Managed by Diamond Gloria Marrow (she/her)

An Incomplete List of All the Things I'm Going to Miss When the World is No Longer: is a cutting-edge, Queer pop musical fantasia that takes a bold and thought-provoking look at death, life after death, and experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs. This electrifying and emotional journey is set against the sci-fi, futuristic backdrop of a global announcement of the exact time Earth will cease to exist. It follows a community of friends and lovers as they gather together for one last ferocious party before the end of the world. We invite you to the last party on Earth to celebrate and mourn the delights and deceptions of the human experience. We’ve all been through our own special kind of nightmare, so we figured why not go out with a bang? Come as you are and take what you need, leave what you can, and go before you realize, ‘cause when it’s over, it’s over.