A Prospect Theater Company IGNITE Series Concert
Music by Alphonso Horne
Lyrics by Jesse L. Kearney, Jr. and Peter Mills
Directed by Kimille Howard
Explore the story of groundbreaking African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux through a developmental concert presentation of new songs from a work-in-process jazz musical. The evening will feature a 6-piece jazz ensemble, lead by composer and trumpeter Alphonso Horne, alongside a line-up of vocalists.
“Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.” - Oscar Micheaux
Prospect Theater Company, founded in 1998, is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Prospect develops and produces new works, envisioned and implemented by emerging and mid-career artists working in diverse genres and styles. We provide a forum for artists and audiences to connect and learn from each other, and we foster the work of a vibrant community working to advance the art form of musical theater in the 21st Century. Previous productions at 59E59 include The Hello Girls, Einstein's Dreams, The Mad Ones, and the Drama Desk Award-winning revisal of Working.
Read more at: http://www.ProspectTheater.org