Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in partnership with Rosalind Productions Inc., and in association with New Neighborhood, presents:

NEW SONGS NOW

JUNE 4, 8pm: Andrew R. Butler // Angela Sclafani, with conversation facilitated by Rachel Sussman

 
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Andrew R. Butler is a composer, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY and hailing from the Florida Panhandle. In 2018 he received the Jonathan Larson Grant and his sci-fi folk musical Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Futurepremiered at Ars Nova (NYTimes Best Theatre of 2018; Lortel and Drama League nominations for Outstanding Musical). Andrew was one-tenth of the composer/lyricist team for Jacklyn Backhaus's Folk Wandering (Pipeline Theatre Co.) Andrew's work has been developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, The Civilians, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Fresh Ground Pepper, American Music Theatre Project, and the Polyphone Festival.andrewrbutler.com

Angela Sclafani is an NYC-based performer and songwriter. She is a resident of the Orchard Project Greenhouse, a two-time alumna of Ars Nova's ANT Fest, a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, and a first place winner of the 2018 Great American Song Contest. Angela was also a 2018 recipient of the Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant. Favorite performances include appearing in Todd Almond’s Kansas City Choir Boy, starring Courtney Love, and supporting the British-pop band Years & Years as a backup vocalist on the North East leg of their Communion tour. Her recorded music releases, Your Ghost and Blossom, are available to stream and download online. Angela graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Drama. www.angelasclafani.com

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RACHEL SUSSMAN is an NYC-based creative producer and co-founder of The MITTEN Lab, an emerging theatre artist residency program in her native state of Michigan. From 2016-2018, she served as the Producing Artistic Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF). As an independent producer, she is represented on Broadway this spring by Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me. A former Women's Project Lab Time Warner Foundation Fellow, Rachel is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute and a University Honors Scholar alumna of NYU Tisch. She is the recipient of the 2019 Geraldine Stutz T. Fellowship in Creative Producing, founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University.  www.rachel-sussman.com  

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ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. Women-Led.  Female Leads.  Girl Power since 2005.  Headed by Abigail Rose Solomon, ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS, INC. is a Tony-Nominated producer of new and classic work on and Off-Broadway, as well as nationally.  Currently, the company is a co-producer of the upcoming new Broadway musical The Prom.  Past Broadway shows include 2018 Tony Award Winning Three Tall Women, War Paint and The Miracle Worker.  Off-Broadway, the company produced the World Premiere of My Lingerie Play (with Rattlestick), the New York Premiere of The Last Seder, New York Premiere of A Splintered Soul and John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo. In Los Angeles: Misalliance, Proof, As You Like It and the World Premiere of Stages. The mission of Rosalind Productions is to explore stories in which the female characters are as vital, complex and influential as the male characters, with the goal to entertain, empower and enlighten audiences.  Twitter: @RosalindProds.  Instagram: @RosalindProductions.  www.RosalindProductions.com.

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New Neighborhood is a TV/theater/music/film/dance company whose sincerity and authenticity are so combustible they cannot be housed under one roof for too long without doing severe structural damage. Recent projects include Season One of The Exorcist (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television); the world premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s One Night Only (running as long as we can) (presented in association with WP Theater); simultaneous productions of Chekhov's Three Sisters and the world premiere of Aaron Posner's No Sisters (co-produced with Studio Theatre); the west coast and New York premieres of Rolin Jones’s These Paper Bullets! (produced in association with Geffen Playhouse and Atlantic Theater Company); the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile (co-produced with Berkshire Theatre Group); the debut album of Honus Honus, Use Your Delusion, and its accompany tour documentary. Upcoming: Will Arbery’s Evanston Salt Costs Climbing at White Heron Theatre on Nantucket, late summer 2018, and a re-imagining of Perry Mason for HBO Television.  newneighborhood.net