Overtures: Echo

Echo is presented by OVERTURES, A New Musical Reading Series, at The Gallery Players in Park Slope on Monday, March 20, at 7pm and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7pm.

Overtures: Echo

The Gallery Players | 199 14th Street | Park Slope

Echo is presented by OVERTURES, A New Musical Reading Series, at The Gallery Players in Park Slope on Monday, March 20, at 7pm and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7pm.

Three Echoes seek to become something more than a reflection in this three-woman chamber opera that weaves together a trilogy of tales, including a reimagining of the timeless Echo and Narcissus myth, retold from the perspective of Echo.

About the Artists:

Anna K. Jacobs is a Brooklyn-based Composer and Lyricist, who hails from Sydney, Australia. Her musicals include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre, etc., w/ Maggie-Kate Coleman), Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre, w/ Bill Nelson), Stella and the Moon Man (STC/Theatre of Image, w/ Richard Tulloch & Adrian Kelly), and the short musicals include Cage Match and Magic 8 Ball (w/ Sam Salmond & Michael R. Jackson; both produced by Prospect Theatre Company). She is currently developing a musical adaptation of the 2007 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film, Teeth, and Echo, a 3-woman operatic reimagining the Echo and Narcissus myth. Anna’s work has received awards and nominations from the American Theatre Wing, San Diego Critics Circle, CT Critics Circle, Helen Hayes Awards, and Helpmann Awards. Evenings of her music and lyrics have been presented in concert at Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, NY Theatre Barn, and the Darlinghurst Theatre. She is a Musical Theatre Factory Artist in Residence, a former Ars Nova Uncharted Artist and Dramatists Guild Fellow, and holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU-Tisch. A passionate educator of music and theater, Anna is an Adjunct Professor at Mannes College and a Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Lincoln Center Theater. www.annakjacobs.com  


After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural season, Gallery is pleased to announce, OVERTURES: A New Musical Reading Series: Season 2. The Gallery Players has often successfully produced new musicals as part of their season, such as Yank (2007) and Like You Like It (2008).  To further this idea, The Gallery Players has created a new program in order to directly support the development of new musicals.  OVERTURES will offer staged readings of six new musicals, thereby fostering the creation of new musical theatre and supporting the talented composers and writers as they refine their work.  The series is helmed by theatre director and scholar, Barrie Gelles and will feature the talents of a roster of exceptional up-and-coming performers and directors.



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