James Kinney will be invited to the moderated choreography laboratory of the New York Theater Barn with NOTHING TO SEE HERE

The 9th season of The New York Theater Barn’s Choreography Lab continues Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET. The in-person presentation will also be broadcast live from the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 West 37th St.) in New York City. Choreographer James Kinney (Fosse) will be the laboratory’s guest moderator.

Organized by Avital Asuleen, the 1 Show/3 Choreographers Lab allows 3 choreographers to bring 3 numbers of the same new musical to life – for the first time. The featured musical is Nothing To See Here by Bryan Blaskie and Laurie Hochman. Set in Dayton, Ohio in 1925, Nothing to See Here explores the first major anti-evolution court case: the Scopes Monkey Trial. The show was developed as part of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, the Rubber City Theatre’s music incubator, and was featured in New York Theater Barn’s award-winning New Works series.

Participating female choreographers include Rachel Bertone, Danielle Diniz and Melodye Redding. The company continues its partnership with Full Out Creative who will work with the choreographers to film their pieces live, and Tori Crow is the lab’s associate producer.

There are a limited number of in-person tickets that can be purchased here. In-person customers will be required to provide proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination AND proof of a booster dose (for those eligible per CDC guidelines), along with a government-issued photo ID. government. Audience members will be required to wear a properly fitted mask that covers their mouth and nose while in the studio.

Now in its 9th season, the Choreography Lab is the only platform for choreographers and writers to collaborate on the movement of new musicals during incubation. Funded in part by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, the Choreography Lab was created to elevate and expand the use of dance in musical theatre. For more information, visit the New York Theater Barn website: www.nytheatrebarn.org.

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