Many events have stalled because of the pandemic and as we enter the final quarter of the year things are probably not going to resume to normal life for a while.

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The Arts and Entertainment industries have been decimated with theaters and other venues shutting down operations all over the world.

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The Goodwill Theatre in Johnson City has teamed up with the Prospect Theatre Company out of New York City to bring their new Vision series to our community.

Prospect Theatre Company created this project to present original musical theater works by emerging artists.

Visions will feature six original shirt films exploring the merging of music and theater from various artists, writers, and composers.

Four selections of this project were filmed on location in September at the historic Goodwill Theatre and Firehouse building in Johnson City.

The first short film, “The Band at the End of the World”, is scheduled for release  (October 21, 2020).

According to a press release from the Goodwill Theatre, CEO Naima Kradjian said “We’ve had a long and rewarding relationship with Prospect Theatre Company. When we heard they were thinking of creating a series of videos but needed a space to create in, we were happy to open our doors,”

 

The Fall 2020 projects filmed during the Goodwill Theatre residency were:

 

  • The Band at the End of the World, created by Bandits on the Run (Roy DodgerBonanza Jellyfish, and Clarissa) a.k.a. Adrian Blake EnscoeSydney Shepherd, and Regina Strayhorn. Directed by SRĐA, with cinematographer and editor Bart Cortright.Description: In a post-apocalyptic world, three musicians discover an abandoned theater and strive to re-connect with humanity. Anticipated Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21st

 

  • Lady Lawyer Lockwood Rides Her Tricyclewritten by Britt Bonney, directed by Cara Reichel. Director of Photography Gabrielle Mariella. Featuring Ali EwoldtTina StaffordJacob Keith Watson, and Fiona Santos (who also serves as Music Director).Description: Groundbreaking 19th-century American lawyer Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court, grapples with her decision to run for President of the US in the 1884 election. Anticipated Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28th

 

  • UNRAVELL’D, a thrilling movement narrative conceived and directed by Kristen Brooks Sandler, scored by Or Matias, with Director of Photography Sean Dolan. Choreography created by Thistle Dance / Kristen Brooks Sandler in collaboration with performers Morgana Mauney and Lucas P. Melfi. Description: Lost in the labyrinth, with hope suspended by a single thread, Ariadne and Theseus desperately seek to find each other. Anticipated Special Halloween Release Date: Friday, Oct. 30th

 

  • Lady Apsara, book and lyrics by Naveen Bahar Choudhury, music by Kamala Sankaram. Directed by Zi Alikhan, with Directors of Photography Sean MacLaughlin and Brian Bon. Starring Angel Desai, and featuring Chris Cornwell, Shinya Miyamoto, and Debbie Christine Tjong. Description: Apsara, a hard-working NYC actress whose identity is both Filipina and Indian, sings her way through a two-audition day… to an extraordinary conclusion. Anticipated Release Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11th

Two additional commissions to be filmed in New York City this fall.

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