This week, we’ll be writing about our experiences as we go through a workshop of our musical “Golden Gate” at Millikin University.
“Golden Gate” was commissioned last year by the Williamstown Theatre Festival as part of their fellowship program, and was originally directed by Dan Rigazzi.
The process of developing the show at Williamstown was truly an amazing experience. It’s a topic about which we feel very strongly, and we were grateful for the opportunity to put the piece up in such a supportive environment, surrounded by unbelievably talented artists.
Over the past few years, we’ve developed a wonderful relationship with Millikin University, as we’ve workshopped “Dani Girl”, and now “Golden Gate”, with their New Works Program, run by Lori Bales.
Millikin’s theatre department is dedicated to fostering new writers in musical theater. (They also recently workshopped “Trails” by Thompson and Mann, which is appearing in NYMF this fall). University programs with an emphasis on new work like Millikin’s are unfortunately all too rare nowadays.
We’re excited to announce that Millikin will produce “Golden Gate” as part of their season this year. Over the workshop, and throughout the semester, we’ll be further rewriting and editing our musical to prepare for the production.
We’ll keep you in the loop on what we’re writing and rewriting, and post pictures and videos of the process!