Now in its 14th season, New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series presents exclusive “pre-premieres” of new musicals in the early stages of development. New York Theatre Barn is keeping original live theatre alive during this unprecedented time. From our homes to yours, we are excited to share and experience the magic of live theatre in development.
This installment will be a 1-hour virtual live stream which will include excerpts from two new musicals:
House Rules (by Kate Leonard and Daniel Merzlufft) – Jacob Hunt is a forensics-obsessed teenager living with autism in modern-day Vermont. With the help of his devoted mother and oft-overlooked younger brother, Jacob relies on strict routines to navigate daily life as smoothly as possible. The family is thrown into chaos, however, when Jacob’s beloved social skills tutor is found dead and Jacob is suspect number one.
Little Miss Perfect (by Joriah Kwamé and Lauren Gunderson) – Coming of age is even harder when you’re also coming out. Noelle’s world turns upside down when she develops feelings for Malaya, the foreign exchange student being hosted by her conservative family. As class president, she also must confront her privilege and compliance when her high school refuses to take steps in being more inclusive. Noelle struggles to decide whether she will be true to herself and an ally to her peers, or if she will settle with simply being Little Miss Perfect.
Featuring performances from Savannah Fisher, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Michelle Beth Herman, Joriah Kwamé and Daniel Merzlufft