Kristen Rea

Birth Place: Placerville, CA

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Kristen is a book writer, lyricist, and composer for musical theatre with a background in instrumental performance. A long-time French Horn soloist in the Tony and Emmy award-winning show Blast!, Kristen's works often incorporate instrumental musicians into the story and staging of new works for the stage.

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RESET Comes to Moving Arts Next Month

Moving Arts presents Reset, a Sci-Fi morality play about a man who thinks he’s at a self-help retreat that turns instead into a mind-bending experiment set to reveal the truths of what the future may hold for him. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Hennepin Theatre Trust Partners With Minneapolis Musical Theatre And The Chambers Hotel To Showcase Minne-Musicals

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that Minne-Musicals, a free, ticketed theatrical event, will be arriving at The Hennepin (900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) and The Chambers Hotel (901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, Sep. 10 - Sunday, Sep. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

MTI Will Make Theatre Now's 10-Minute Musicals Available for Licensing

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced an agreement with Theatre Now New York, an artist service organization dedicated to the development of new works, to represent and license 25 short musicals from its collection beginning in early 2021.

Theatre Now's THE 10-MINUTE MUSICAL, AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE SOUND BITES FESTIVAL Out Next Month

Theatre Now has annouced the November 1st release of The 10-Minute Musical, an Anthology from the SOUND BITES Festival. The first ever anthology of 10-minute musicals, the book features 25 complete musicals and is a resource for educators, producers, theatre enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the musical theatre form. More information on the book, including a link to purchase, can be found at www.tnny.org/anthology-book.

Lauren Yee Is This Year's Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival Honorary Festival Playwright

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to announce that Lauren Yee (Cambodian Rock Band, The Great Leap, The Hatmaker's Wife) is this year's honorary festival playwright. Additionally, the distinguished lineup of judges will include Masi Asare, Eleanor Burgess, Clarence Coo, Vichet Chum, Chris Giordano, Keli Goff, David L. Kimple, Margaret Ledford, Emily Morse, Salem Tsegaye, Miriam Weiner and Alexis Williams.

THE PLAGUE Joins LadyFEST At The Tank

THE PLAGUE by Rachael Carnes has been selected for the Tank's LadyFEST this summer. A staged reading of THE PLAGUE is directed by Heather Arnson and will be presented on August 14 & 15 at the Tank,312 West 36th Street First Floor, New York, New York 10018.

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents the Samuel French 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW), Milwaukee's only professional theater company dedicated to improving gender parity in the arts, returns to New York City to produce the short play, ALL OF THE EVERYTHING byAlayna Jacqueline (Barnes) at this year's Samuel French 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) in August 2019.

Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Fest Announces Top 30 Playwrights

Samuel French's Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to open 2019 ticket sales with an announcement of this year's Top 30 playwrights. 

Photo Flash: Winners of the 2018 SOUND BITES 5.0 Announced This Week

Last night, May 28, 2018, Theatre Now New York presented its Fifth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals, SOUND BITES 5.0, on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, to a sold-out house for the second year in a row. This annual, one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Cast & Creative Team Announced for SOUND BITES 5.0

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Announcing Casting & Creative Teams Of SOUND BITES 5.0

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Tickets Now On Sale for SOUND BITES 5.0

Ticket's are now on sale for the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival, SOUND BITES 5.0! This unique event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theater writing teams.

Seven New Works Set for NMI's 15 Minute Musical Project, 6/29-7/1

One of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles every year is the inspiring 15-minute musicals developed at New Musicals Inc. There are seven musicals this year, having their world premiere on June 29, 30, and July 1 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. These musicals are a decades-long tradition at the NMI's Academy for New Musical Theatre.

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