A reading of "The Proust Virus" will be held at HERE Arts Center on Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30pm! The reading is funded by a grant from the Singers Forum Foundation and will be directed by Amanda Connors with musical direction from Toru Dod.
"The Proust Virus" imagines video game characters coming to life when "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust is uploaded into their game. The show is an exploration of what it means to be alive, seen through the eyes of beings coming to life inside a computer. Familiarity with Proust is not required. For more info on the show and some soundclips, visit the Proust Virus page on this website.
The studio production in January of "Ybor City" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was very successful.
The book is by Anita Gonzalez and I wrote music and lyrics. We concluded that the new version of the show
is in pretty good shape, but we got a number of suggestions and comments and will probably make a few small
Set in Tampa, FL in 1918, the show is a story about cigar workers who decide to form a union and go on strike. The first reading took place at the Lee Strasberg Institue in the summer of 2015.
This musical has its own website: http://www.yborcitythemusical.com
More songs from the show are posted there, and photos from the Michigan production will appear soon!
Here are a few shots from the January 29th show:
Help us find a theater in NYC to produce the show!
“Impossible But True” is available!
"Impossible But True" is a musical that affirms that it is WE who make history and who decide what is possible. It is also a retelling of the "Rip Van Winkle" story, so it is especially relevant for theaters in the Hudson Valley. The entire CD of the 2013 Tarrytown Concert can be downloaded from Bandcamp for an optional donation: see the “Impossible But True!” page for the link. This show is ready to be produced. It requires 12 or 13 actors, including one young girl, and a piano, violin and cello. Although it has not been offically published, the script and score are available. Interested parties should contact me at email@example.com.
"Dangerous" from The Proust Virus
to be performed at the upcoming reading on May 24 at
HERE Arts Center.
(This rough demo sung by Dan)
May 24 8:30-11pm
"The Proust Virus"
a staged reading
@ HERE Arts Center,
145 6th Av.
New York, NY
Free admission. For reservations,
May 18 7-11pm
Dan Furman Jazz Duo
Broadway @ 92nd St, New York, NY
No cover charge! Jazz singers welcome.
June 16 8-11pm
w/ Scot Albertson
@ Cafe Noctambulo @Pangea
178 2nd Ave (b/11th & 12th Sts, Manhattan