Many events have stalled due to the pandemic and as we enter the final quarter of the year, things likely won’t return to normal for some time.
The arts and entertainment industries have been decimated with theaters and other venues shutting down across the globe.
Johnson City’s Goodwill Theater has partnered with New York’s Prospect Theater Company to bring their new Vision series to our community.
Prospect Theater Company created this project to showcase original musical theater works by emerging artists.
Visions will feature six original shirt films exploring the fusion of music and theater from various artists, writers and composers.
Four selections from this project were filmed on location in September at the historic Goodwill Theater and Firehouse building in Johnson City.
The first short film, “La Bande au bout du monde”, is scheduled for release (October 21, 2020).
According to a Goodwill Theater press release, CEO Naima Kradjian said, “We have had a long and rewarding relationship with Prospect Theater Company. When we heard that they were considering creating a video series, but needed a space to create, we were thrilled to open our doors. »
The Fall 2020 projects filmed during the Goodwill Theater residency were:
- The end of the world groupcreated by Runaway bandits (Roy Dodger, Jellyfish Bonanzaand Clarisse) a.k.a Adrien Blake Enscoe, Sydney Shepherdand Regina Strayhorn. Directed by SRĐAwith director of photography and editor Bart Cortright.Description: In a post-apocalyptic world, three musicians discover an abandoned theater and strive to reconnect with humanity. Expected release date: Wednesday, October 21
- Lady Lawyer Lockwood rides her tricycle, written by Britt Bonneydirected by Cara Reichel. Director of Photography Gabrielle Marielle. With Ali Ewoldt, Tina Stafford, Jacob Keith Watsonand fiona santos (who is also a musical director). Description: Belva Ann Lockwood, a revolutionary 19th century American lawyer, the first woman to plead a case before the Supreme Court, grapples with her decision to run for President of the United States during elections of 1884. Expected release date: Wednesday, October 28
- UNVEILEDa thrilling tale of movement conceived and directed by Kristen BrooksSandlernoted by Or Matiaswith the director of photography Sean Dolan. Choreography created by Thistle Dance / Kristen Brooks Sandler in collaboration with artists Morgane Mauney and Lucas P. Melfi. Description: Lost in the maze, hope hanging by a single thread, Ariane and Thésée desperately seek to find each other. Special release date planned for Halloween: Friday, October 30
- Lady Apsarabook and lyrics Naveen Bahar Choudhurymusic by Kamala Sankaram. Directed by Zi Alikhanwith the directors of photography Sean McLaughlin and Brian Good. Featuring Angel Desaiand comprising Chris Cornwell, Shinya Miyamoto, and Debbie Christine Tjong. Description: Apsara, a hard-working New York actress whose identity is both Filipino and Indian, sings throughout a day of two auditions… to an extraordinary conclusion. Expected release date: Wednesday, November 11
Two additional commissions will be filmed in New York this fall.