The shows that have been longlisted for the new project from Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Adam Lenson of Adam Lenson Productions.
Continuing on from the success of Aria’s From Page to Stage festival and full-time literary department, and Lenson’s regular Signal Concerts, Katy Lipson and Adam Lenson have come together to present this new commission for an original piece which they intend to be a yearly offering.
Each of the longlisted entries will receive a nominal fee of £250 to take their original pitch and idea further to a demo and synopsis with one entry receiving a writing commission of up to £6000 which will be funded by these two independent organisations.
The musicals on the longlist include: Open Mic 1803 by Eden Tredwell, Sarah-Louise Young, Richard Link and Paul Chronnell’s Escape Room, P Burton-Morgan and Robin Simões da Silva’s Treehouse, Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac Savage’s Letting Go, Natalie Pound, Sam Young and Sam Hoppen’s Thanks I’m Cured, Michelle Payne and Craig Webb’s Enthusiastically, Yes!, Leo Munby and Annabel Mutale Reed’s Eartha, Eddie, and the Upside Down Tree, Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore’s Elizabeth Holmes: How to Bleed Dry in Silicon Valley, Hilmi Jaidin’s Clickbait, Tommy Antonio and Robert Casey’s Harder Baby, Guy Woolf and Isla Van Tricht’s How to Save the World, Freya Smith and Jack Williams’ Echoes, Emelie Odukwe and Lily Vincent-Frankland’s At the Centre, Cordelia O’Driscoll’s Bitter / Sweet and Christina Bloom’s Detached.
Both Katy Lipson and Adam Lenson are looking to support more new British chamber musicals within mainstream publishing and licensing houses. The intention is to find, curate, and develop a show for production which may also lead to publishing and international production opportunities.
Over two hundred entries were submitted for the annual project, with the shortlist to be revealed soon.