THEatre ACCELERATOR
WINTER 2021

NEW REALITY EDITION

In the New Reality Edition, storytellers explore how AR and VR can be used to help create and/or distribute their musicals. As participants in the inaugural class, teams receive cutting edge technology to assist in their experimentation and investigation along with access to some of the top professionals in the emerging field today.

THEatre ACCELERATOR has always emphasized utilizing technology to assist and improve the storytelling process, but this cohort is taking that mission one step further putting cutting-edge new reality tools into the hands of our creators to help artists discover new ways to develop and share musicals. 

Underwritten by Iris and Michael Smith, the inaugural cohort of THEatre ACCELERATOR – New Reality Edition includes work from the participants below:

 

SING TANK LIVE!

THEatre ACCELERATOR culminates in a lives Shark-Tank-Style pitch session where participants present their shows to theatre and tech industry veterans.

This supportive, dynamic pitchfest provides valuable feedback which guides the shows towards the next step in their trajectory.Wonder how to tell a story in virtual reality? Want to get a sense for what pitching a show looks like? Just really love musical theatre? Tune in below! 

The Shows

At The River I Stand

 Book:

Alani iLongwe

Music & Lyrics:

Rowen Casey

Guy

 Book & Lyrics:

Stephen Hyde 

Music & Production

Leo Mercer

Keaton and the Whale

 Book & Lyrics:

Molly Reisman

Book & Music:

Emily Chui

SuperYou The Musical

 Book, Music & Lyrics:

Lourds Lane

The Lesson - A New Musical Fantasia

Book:

Ty Defoe

Book & Lyrics:

Avi Amon & Nolan Doran

The Super

Book:

Danny J Rooney & Sharone Sayegh 

Music & Lyrics:

Danny J Rooney

The Mentors

Deborah Barrera

FOUNDER / PRODUCER
FIREMUSED PRODUCTIONS / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Alice Brooks

CINEMATOGRAPHER
IN THE HEIGHTS (2021) / HOME BEFORE DARK (2020)

Tyler Heaton

SPACIAL MEDIA INSTRUCTOR / DESIGNER
LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE

Tyrick Wiltez Jones

ACTOR
JEAN LUC, WINTER LIGHTS

Van Kaplan

PRODUCER
MATILDA / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Frank Kavanaugh

FOUNDER / PRODUCER
FORT ASHWORTH INVESTMENTS / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Jason Ma

MUSICAL WRITER
GOLD MOUNTAIN, THE MUSICAL

Brian Moreland

CREATIVE PRODUCER
SEA WALL / A LIFE

Kent Nicholson

DIRECTOR
PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS

Stephanie Riggs

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIST
5TH WALL FORUM/ WORLD EXPERIENCE ORGANIZATION

Ashley Marie Samudio

ACTRESS
LUMINA, WINTER LIGHTS

Kyle Wright

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL PROJECTS
THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION