TheatreC and Rhyme Combinator have announced the complete concert cast for Co-Founders, a new hip-hop musical about the struggles to get ahead in Silicon Valley, set to premiere at Joe's Pub April 9 at 7 PM.
Featured in the cast will be Alysha Deslorieux, Tyler Hardwick, Christina Sajous, Wesley Taylor, and Alex Wyse, who will be joined by Co-Founders creators Adesha Adefela, Ryan Nicole Austin, and Beau Lewis.
Co-Founders is written by Austin, Adefela, and Lewis; with music by Josh Karp ‘Budo,’ Will Randolph, Brian ‘Deep’ Watters, and Cava Menzies. Carlos Armesto helms the concert staging, with Lola Lopez Guardone as associate director, Henry Hanson as executive producer, and Lucila Brindisi as marketing director. Casting is by Eisenberg/Beans Casting. Co-Founders is produced by Anthony Veneziale, Beau Lewis, theatreC, and Rhyme Combinator.
Beginning in 2016 as a part of a weekly freestyle rap session for frustrated entrepreneurs, Co-Founders received staged readings at ODC and ACT in 2019, and was selected for the 2020 National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s (NAMT) Festival of New Works in NYC.
Tickets to the concert are now available at PublicTheater.org.