Broadway Stars To Be Featured In 'Wilderness'
Michael T. Clarkston, producer and founder of On Que Entertainment, is proud to present the NYC premiere screening of Wilderness. Wilderness, will have a private invite only screening at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC 10023 on March 22, 2008 promptly at 11:00pm.
Writer and director Amy Neswald makes an ambitious directorial debut with her story about love, death, life, womanizing and art. Wilderness is the story of Robert Kenny; reticent to live his first of many lives and born with a button in his hand. Robert, now a forty year old womanizer stuck on the fifth of six 'first life steps' is watched over by an ambivalent angel and finally meets his soul mate, but might be too lost to recognize her. Wilderness won 'best script' in New York's Midnight Madness scripting contest, where it was chosen ahead of more than three hundred short scripts.
Producer Michael T. Clarkston says "Wilderness is a quiet, powerful and hopeful story of a man taking a large step in his life to overcome the invisible hurdles dealt him before he was born." Wilderness features Jersey Boys' Erica Piccininni, television star Andrew Garman, Yong Frankenstein's Courtney Young, and Tony Award Nominated Nancy Opel (Urinetown: The Musical, Fiddler On The Roof). Cinematography is by Kenny Dixon, editing by Yvette Wojchiechowski, and musical arrangements by Thad DeBrock.
Amy Neswald (writer/director) has been writing dramatic narrative for many years. Her first screenplay, Toast won best screenplay in Fearless Production's screenplay contest in 2001 and either placed or won honorable mention in six other competitions that year. Since then, Amy has written and developed four renegade television projects for independent producers, as well as several feature length screenplays and two award winning short screenplays, Mad Cow and Wednesday Nights at Spanky's. Amy is a resident director of The Working Artist Theater Project and sometimes writes and directors for sketch comedy producer Julia Lynn.
Michael T. Clarkston (producer) has produced theatre and film across the country from Los Angeles to New York and is currently a producer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As a producer: WEST SIDE STORY 50th Anniversary Tribute, Jersey Boys Fans Unite, The Diplomat, Freegan Love. Xanadu Live!, Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway, Oh Woza Mia!, Hooray for Hollywood, and Into The World; several cabaret shows featuring Brian d'Arcy James, Amy Armstrong, and Mariama Whyte. As a stage manager, Michael has worked on Avenue Q, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, The Lion King (Los Angels, New York, Cheetah Tour), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Orig. Co), Shockheaded Peter, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Actor's Fund), Miss Saigon, Peter Pan and Evita as well as several industrials for Old Navy, Charles Schwab and Dillard's.