Michael Medeiros To Join 2019 Mercer Writer's Colony At Goodspeed Musicals

Michael Medeiros To Join 2019 Mercer Writer's Colony At Goodspeed Musicals

Michael Medeiros will be one of the writers at the 2019 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals with his rock musical, WILD THING (book, lyrics and music by Michael Medeiros).

Set in the 1960's, WILD THING is based on the 1602 play, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. It features elements that resonate into our own time: explorations of love and gender, a racial divide, and a clash with repressive authority. The all original score is influenced by classic artists and sounds of the 60's. "I've done three productions of the play as an actor, so essentially, it's a bringing together of two worlds that I love." The all original score is influenced by some of the classic bands and sounds of the 60's and features a multi-ethnic cast.

Lead by resident dramaturge Clifford Lee Johnson, The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals is the first of its kind in the country dedicated solely to the creation of new musicals. In partnership with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, Goodspeed proudly offers established and emerging writers the unique opportunity to research, develop, and create new musicals. It provides a sanctuary for composers, lyricists, and librettists to embark on new musical theatre work or to devote a substantial amount of time to a work-in-progress in an environment rich with creative energy. For four weeks each year, 14 to 20 writers are immersed in this stimulating environment with the singular purpose of allowing the writers to write.
Michael Medeiros is an award winning actor, director, writer in theatre and film. His indie feature, Tiger Lily Road won the Audience Award for best comedy at the Woods Hole film festival and ran at the Quad Cinema in NYC. As an actor, he has appeared on stage in New York and regionally - most recently in 1776 at City Center Encores and in Goodspeed's revival of A Wonderful Life. His film and TV work includes both Studio and indie films such as, X-Men First Class, RoboCop2, Synecdoche New York and Margot At The Wedding. He has guest-starred in multiple episodes of Law & Order. Official website: www.michaelmedeiros.com

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