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The Kingdom of How to Break a Stuck Elevator: 2014

How to Break was showcased at the 2014 National Alliance for Musical Theatre festival in NYC.  Collective Consciousness’s production moved from New Haven (Oct 2013) to the hip-hop theatre festival SPKRBOX at the National Theatre of Norway (Mar 2014) to Hartbeat in 2015. If you’re a theatre that wants the freshest 5-person (total cast + musicans) musical […]
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STUCK ELEVATOR kick-starts comprehensive immigration reform in my brain

Me and Byron’s show is so ready to tour, the Variety review calls it a “ready-to-tour” title. Tour producer Thomas Kriegsmann / ArKtype is kicking butts and taking names of presenters bringing Stuck Elevator (and the NEFA National Theatre Project touring subsidy that comes with it) to their theatres in 2014-2016. Contact Tommy (tommy@arktype.org/ 917-386-5468) if you […]
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Apparently, STUCK ELEVATOR flunked…

…our first Sundance Theatre Lab (Spring 2011 in Banff, Canada), so they brought it back to try again. This time, me, Byron, director Chay Yew, dramaturg Polly Carl, music director Vadim Feichtner and company petted cheetahs, listened to the call of the Double-Wattled Cassowary, and slots online workshopped STUCK ELEVATOR at the 2012 Sundance Theatre […]
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We are a pilot.

buy viagra online   NEFA selected STUCK ELEVATOR as one of their National Theatre Pilot projects, which may help you with $ if your venue wants to be part of our world tour (which begins at ACT in April 2013, then goes to the 2013 International Festival of Arts & Ideas and beyond).
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Still stuck.

STUCK ELEVATOR has been selected for the 2011 Sundance online casino slot machines Theatre Lab. Me australian online pokies and Byron’s pokies slots comic-rap-scrap-metal-music-theatre-craziness will be trapped at Sundance’s 2011 Theatre Institute in Banff, Canada from March 27-April 17.
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Elevator Institutionalized

STUCK ELEVATOR (music by Byron Au Yong, libretto by me) played two sold-out workshop performances at the 2010 International Festival of Arts & Ideas after being selected for a two-week workshop by the Yale Institute for Music Theater. Director Chay Yew took the “work” part of “workshop” rather seriously. Byron and I were stuck in the […]
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