Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Host CALL IT COURAGE Industry Reading in NYC

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Host CALL IT COURAGE Industry Reading in NYCThe Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) will be presenting a private industry reading of "Call It Courage" a new musical based in the novel by Armstrong Sperry. Book, Music & Lyrics by Adam Overett. The presentation will be directed by BCTR founder Devanand Janki and will take place March 17th & 18th in New York at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Developed at BCTR's inaugural season last fall, Call It Courage is a musical adaptation of the beloved coming of age children's novel written by Connecticut native Armstrong Sperry. Set in the Pacific Islands, Call It Courage is the coming of age story of a timid young boy who overcomes bullying and ostracism to find the strength he always had. Call it Courage is written by two-time Harrington Award winning composer and librettist Adam Overett.

Taking part in next week's reading are a host of Broadway professionals including Tiffany Chalothorn (A Chorus Line), Silvan Friedman (A Christmas Carol), Paul-Jordan Jansen (Show Boat), Stephen Mark (Anything Goes), Kelsey Ryan Moore (Barcelona), Luis E. Mora (Skippyjon Jones), Hansel Tan (I Am Harvey Milk), Ann Fraser Thomas (Man of La Mancha) and Tobias Wong (Here Lies Love). Cheeyoung Kim will serve as musical director.

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat focuses on the development of new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Located in the woods of Salem, CT, it is a rural retreat where theatre artists create work that gives voice to underrepresented communities onstage. With an emphasis on non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants and bold theatricality, it offers a unique opportunity for theatre makers to develop new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue between cultures. For more information, visit

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