Monday, May 10, 2010
The Earthlings Project
I met composer/lyricist Earl Wilson Jr. last week at our Drama Desk cocktail party for nominees. Please check out his web site for the exciting project he is developing. Earthlings, The One Big Happy Family Musical! is a musical that acts as a focal point for The Earthlings Project, a community-based series of events that will bring organizations and sponsors together to examine how they can work together in their “going green” initiatives. The participating communities will have the opportunity to put together a professional quality musical as a fund raiser for themselves, receive a piece of future royalties when the show becomes a commercial entity, and come together in a localized sustainability movement. He’ll be archiving this process as they go forward and hopes to involve many participants in the endeavor.
"This is an interesting and, I believe, new way of creating a commercially viable musical…perhaps one that will eventually play on Broadway," he writes.
It's exciting to learn about something so creative. Keep this one in your prayers!