Derek and the Sheep
Derek travels through time to a future garden filled with singing, dancing, and sheep. A musical for all ages about trying to go home.
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm
in Classon/Fulgate Block Association Garden (Classon Avenue btw Monroe and Madison Streets)
Nora Sørena Casey (Playwright) is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival Director’s Lab); Not Afraid (PowerOut); and the site-specific Intimate Bar Plays and Absolutely Somewhere (The Motor Company). Dramaturgy projects include the development of The Universe is a Small Hat by Cesar Alvarez (Joe’s Pub, Prelude 2013); workshops of LYLAS by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Lark Studio Retreat); and contributing to The Civilians cabaret Holy Matrimony! (Joe’s Pub).
Chris Dennison (Composer) is a musician and composer. In the world of theater, Chris has previously composed music for a Fordham University production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses and improvised scores for a series of plays that were improvised by the Rutgers-Newark/New Jersey Institute of Technology theater department. Chris is also a jazz pianist and scholar. You can often find him writing freelance/academic pieces about jazz and music in general. He’s excited to be involved in this project and had a blast adding music to Nora’s words!
Todd Brian Backus (Director) is a director/producer/illustrator/photographer and one day he’ll finish adapting a play or two. Directing credits include Let’s Play Play by Ben Ferber (GamePlay, FRIGID), The Shadow by Shannon Stockwell (PortFringe), For the Lulz by Ben Ferber (Portland Stage Studio Rep), Bystanders by Shannon Stockwell, and three installments of his staged reading series StageWhispers all with PowerOut. As an illustrator Todd has designed for LCT3, The NY Neo Futurists, and Portland Stage. He is a cofounder of the NYC-based PowerOut (poweroutnyc.com) and its webseries Hot Pepper Theater (youtube.com/hotpeppertheater) where he eats habaneros while reviewing theater (it’s just as idiotic as it sounds). Todd’s on at least a few government watch lists for his dramaturgical research alone. Follow his art rants just about everywhere @TBBackus