Barn on Fire – Musical Residency Program Performance

Musical Writers’ Residency Program Performance


Saturday, June 22, 2024

6:00PM (Cocktails beginning at 5:00PM on the Albert Lepage Pavilion)

Whyte Hall – Brandon Fradd Theatre (577 Coast Guard Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782)

New York Theatre Barn and the Fire Island Pines Arts Project will partner again for Barn on Fire 2024, a musical residency program in Fire Island Pines for three musical theatre writing teams and their original musicals in development. Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun will serve as a mentor to the residency which includes the new musicals Andy, Keith & Jean-Michel; Ghost In The Machine; and Spectrum.

Come be a part of the creation of a new musical by attending this special performance on Saturday, June 22nd, 2023 at 6PM in Whyte Hall’s Brandon Fradd Theater in Fire Island Pines.  Presentations will include a discussion and musical numbers from:

Andy, Keith and Jean-Michel

Music and lyrics by Matthew Puckett and a book by Matthew Puckett and Christiana Cole

The new musical reimagines the rivalry and friendship between three iconic artists: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. It is an exploration into the complex hearts of three legendary figures whose fervent creativity masked a ruthless ambition and an unquenchable passion to become immortal. The show has queer and POC representation on the the stage, and queer representation behind the table.

Ghost In the Machine

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janine Robledo

In a secluded lab nestled in the Argentinian mountains, an inventor named Victor creates Cynthia, an android to save his son’s life. When Cynthia meets Victor’s son, Carlos, an everlasting bond is formed. On a quest to keep Carlos alive and to free herself from the psychological imprisonment of her creator, Cynthia ponders the creation of her own invention. Janine Robledo’s original musical Ghost and the Machine is part rom-com, part sci-fi thriller in the vein of Frankenstein meets Edward Scissorhands. The show has Latinx representation on the stage and behind the table.


Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephanie L. Carlin

In 1995, Matthew is a young man on the autism spectrum and when he turns 25, his parents suggest that he “get out” and explore. When he looks for places to meet new people, he finds the perfect spot down the street that’s quiet with no stimulation whatsoever — a gay bar. Spectrum takes two seemingly very different outlooks and brings them together in this irreverent musical that will allow all audiences to attend. The show has neurodiverse representation on the stage and behind the table, and also makes space for queer characters.

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